*10* NHL GAME OF THE WEEK (Power Sports)
St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh,
12/04/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 0 - 3
Money Line: -112 Pittsburgh
10* Pittsburgh (7:05 ET): The Penguins have dropped two in a row, one of those coming to the team they're facing tonight, St. Louis. The front end of this home and home took place in St. Louis with the Blues walking away the victors by a score of 5-2. The Pens lost by that same score the night before in Columbus. But now they are back home and have the advantage of three days off while St. Louis had to play a game in Chicago Monday night. I'm calling for revenge here.
St. Louis is hot right now. The defending Stanley Cup Champs have won four straight and continue to lead the Central Division w/ 42 points. The win streak has even opened up a 7-point gap between them and the rest of the field. A 10-2-3 SU road record is "nothing to sneeze at," especially considering some of the places they've recently won at (Tampa Bay, Dallas). But the Blues are still being outshot on the year, a troubling sign as they can't continue to convert on 11.6% of their shot attempts like they have the L5 games.
Also, those same L5 games have seen Blues' goalies post a .949 save percentage. Compare that to the .873 posted by Pittsburgh during the same time. Over the course of the season, the Blues' save percentage on the road is identical to that of the Penguins at home. The teams also have identical YTD goal differentials (+15). There are injuries, but the last time Pittsburgh took the ice at home, they scored 8 goals. They've won three in a row at home. 10* Pittsburgh