Money Line Pick
In one of the best matchups on Saturday night, a pair of top-tier teams will face off. The Penguins have been cruising for some time now, and they haven’t dropped more than two-straight since late November. While their recent 2-2 or 4-3 stretch is underwhelming, they’re still a respectable 9-4-1 since the start of January. On the flip side, there are some reasons to fade them on the road; they’re 14-10-2 away from Pittsburgh, and they’re 14-12 against the spread on the road. The Panthers are in a similar boat, as they’re only 1-2-1 over their last four. However, overall, they’ve been very solid in 2020, going 9-4-1 since the start of the new year. Florida has also been dominant at home, including a 16-9-2 overall record (although that’s partly outdone by a 12-15 record against the spread). So where does that leave us? While the Penguins have generally been in control of this matchup in recent years, the Panthers won both of their meetings from earlier this season. We’re taking Florida money line on Saturday.
Over Under Pick
The total has gone under in four of Pittsburgh’s last five road contests, and it’s gone under in four of the last five matchups between these teams. We’re taking the under on Saturday.