Pittsburgh vs Seattle: prediction for the NHL game
Pittsburgh are in great shape and continue to consistently earn points. The Penguins are currently on a six-game winning streak, and most of those games ended in regulation time. Pittsburgh had some problems against San Jose and Winnipeg, but prevailed over the opponents outside regulation.
The Pens look best at home, where they are unbeaten in their last eight games. Such successful results allowed them to climb onto the 4th line in the Eastern Conference table.
Seattle showed decent results in their recent series of home games. The team recorded three victories, two of them in regulation - over San Jose (3:2) and Florida (5:3). Also, the Krakens got the upper hand over Chicago in a penalty shootout.
However, the team also suffered a crushing defeat to St. Louis (0:5), and goalie Daccord was unable to deliver his usual reliable performance all on that day.
Pittsburgh are on top form and will be playing at home, where they rarely lose points. We are predicting a victory for the Pens and suggest playing a negative handicap.
Our prediction - handicap (-1.5) to Pittsburgh
Given the weak defensive performance of Seattle and the excellent attack of Pittsburgh, we would suggest taking the total over. In the last head-to-head meeting, the two sides scored a total of seven goals.
Second prediction - total over 5.5 goals