Pittsburgh vs Carolina: prediction for the NHL game
On December 23, Pittsburgh will host Carolina for the NHL clash. Who will get a victory in this game? The answer is in our prediction.
Pittsburgh put up a string of fantastic results, winning seven games in a row. But that streak was ended with a 2:3 defeat to Carolina. Penguins had the lead in the third period, but conceded two goals towards the end of the game.
Coming back to home arena, Penguins secured a victory over the Rangers (3:2). Goalkeeper Jarry put up a strong performance, saving 93% of shots.
Carolina team is also in a fantastic form, club's winning streak has reached six games. Almost all of these matches finished in regular time, only Dallas managed to show resistance to Carolina, leading the game to overtime, where the Hurricanes still ended up winning (5:4).
Hurricanes are quite successful on away matches, in six latest road games they suffered only one defeat, losing an overtime to Anaheim (3:4 OT).
СтавкаPittsburgh to score the first goal
In four of five latest head-to-head matches Pittsburgh managed to score the first goal
Ставка1st period: total under 1.5 goals
In each of three latest head-to-head matches teams failed to score more than one goal in the first period
Teams recently had a head-to-head encounter, in which Penguins were close to a victory, but ended up losing. But this time Pittsburgh will play at home, so the Penguins have a great chance to get revenge.
Our prediction - Pittsburgh to win the match
Both teams have some strong offensive players, but we are not expecting a high-scoring game here. Both teams are also quite successful on defense and rarely allow many goals. We offer to place a bet on total under.
Our second bet is on total under six goals