***RED HOT 9-2 (82%) RUN w/ 10* PICKS!*** 10* COACH'S CORNER!
Winnipeg vs. Pittsburgh,
10/08/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 4 - 1
Money Line: -150 Pittsburgh
The set-up: This is a big game for both non-conference opponents. The Jets are just 1-2, but I think the visitors are going to get caught "looking ahead" to their upcoming home and first home stretch of the season. The Jets looked poor in the 4-1 loss to the Islanders and I have a hard time seeing the team mustering much of an offensive attack tonight either. The visitors are expected to start Connor Hellebuyck, who is 0-1 with a 5.07 GAA after a 6-4 loss to the Rangers in regulation.
The pick: The Pens looked flat in their opener, but great in their second game vs. the Blue Jackets, destroying them 7-2. Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray stopped 28 of 30 shots and he's now 1-1 with a 2.55 GAA. Note that the Pens are a sharp 116-54 in their last 170 as a home favorite, while the Jets are a poor 2-8 in their last ten vs. the Eastern Conference. I'm expecting a decisive lop-sided destruction, so lay the price.
10* COACH'S CORNER on the Pittsburgh Penguins.