Penguins vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks Free 4/11

Penguins vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks Free 4/11

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Introduction

The Chicago Blackhawks will visit the PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup that promises to be exciting. The Blackhawks have had a disappointing season, as they are last in the Central Division with a record of 25-49-6. Meanwhile, the Penguins are fighting for a playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division, currently sitting fifth with a record of 40-30-10.

 

Chicago Blackhawks: Struggling to Find Form

The Blackhawks have had a tough season, struggling to find consistency and form. They are currently last in the Central Division and have lost six of their last ten games. They have had a hard time finding the back of the net, scoring just 2.42 goals per game on average. Max Domi has been their standout player, leading the team with 49 points.

Injuries have also been a major issue for the Blackhawks, with Taylor Raddysh and Jarred Tinordi both currently out. The Blackhawks have struggled on the road, winning just 11 of their 40 away games.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins: Fighting for a Playoff Spot

The Penguins are currently fighting for a playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division. They have won six of their last ten games and are coming off a 5-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings. The Penguins have a strong offense, averaging 3.21 goals per game, and are led by Sidney Crosby with 91 points and Jake Guentzel with 35 goals.

Injuries have been an issue for the Penguins, with Drew O'Connor currently day-to-day. However, they have a strong home record, winning 23 of their 40 games at the PPG Paints Arena.

 

Prediction: 

The Penguins have a strong home record and a potent offense, which should cause problems for the Blackhawks' struggling defense. The Blackhawks have struggled on the road, and injuries have added to their issues this season. The Penguins are the clear favorites to win this game, and they should be able to cover the -1.5 spread.

Final Score Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2

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