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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights 01/17/2022 Predictions, Game Preview and Spread

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights 01-17-2022 Predictions Game Preview and Spread

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights 01/17/2022 – The Pittsburgh Penguins will aim to punctuate their longest road trip of the season with a win on Monday as they are set to visit the Vegas Golden Knights at the T-Mobile Arena. Fresh from a 2-1 OT win against the Sharks in San Jose, the Penguins now set their sights on pulling the rug from under the Pacific Division leaders. The puck will be dropped at 10:00 PM Eastern Time with the Golden Knights tagged as slight favorites at home in the NHL Odds. Fans can catch the game live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights 01/17/2022

When: Monday, January 17, 10:00 PM ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights 01/17/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Pittsburgh Penguins +1.5 (-250)6 o (+102)+175
Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+196)6 u (+102)+120
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Pittsburgh Penguins

It has been a roller coaster of a trip that saw the Penguins have alternate wins and losses in different cities following a tremendous last month of 2021 and the first week of the new year. But overall, it still is a prolific stretch for Pittsburgh. Accounting for 86% winning percentage in its last 14 games, the Penguins continue their climb in the Metropolitan Division standings. The topsy-turvy performance recently, however, does not surprise coach Mike Sullivan, who said “the season is going to have ebbs and flows.” While admitting that this might be the first time his team has hit a stumbling block on the road this season, Sullivan remains confident that his team will bounce back strong. 

Players to watch: J. Guentzel LW (G 19, A 18, PTS 3), K. Letang D (G 3, A 29, PTS 32), E. Rodrigues C (G 15, A 15, PTS 30).

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas has lost four of its last five games. It is uncharacteristic for a team that has been shredding the opposition for most of the season thus far. Luckily for them, the Golden Knights have established enough cushion that has enabled them to keep the top spot in the Pacific. But with the Los Angeles Kings on a hot streak, Vegas knows that they must figure things out immediately. That, however, will be a difficult task with the Penguins up next in their schedule. At this point of the season, teams are shifting to higher gear. Vegas has a huge target on its back and members of the team ought to be aware of it. 

Players to watch: C. Stephenson C (G 10, A 26, PTS 36), R. Smith RW (G 11, A 18, PTS 29), J. Marchessault C (G 18, A 9, PTS 27).

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions

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Penguins

Pittsburgh are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.
Pittsburgh are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Penguins are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh’s last 20 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh’s last 14 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Golden Knights

Vegas are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Vegas are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Golden Knights are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vegas’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’ last 5 games played on a Monday when at home.

Penguins vs Golden Knights Betting Picks

The longest road trip of the season is a gauge for Pittsburgh on where the team is in terms of the standards they set for contention. As they are scheduled to head home on Thursday, the Penguins will make sure that they bring back a W before they face the Senators. Top betting sites for NHL tag Pittsburgh as slight underdogs for Monday’s game. But coach Mike Sullivan will make sure his players are ready to play as they are about to serve the hosts another devastating loss. 

Score Prediction: Penguins 6, Golden Knights 4.