Puck Line Pick
The Penguins are clearly the superior team in this matchup, but they haven’t necessarily been playing like it recently. Pittsburgh has gone winless in their last four games, putting them at 5-5-1 in February. The stretch has also dropped their road record to a ‘meh’ 15-13-2, and they’re even worse against the spread (14-16). And, as if it couldn’t get much worse, Pittsburgh is playing in Anaheim on Friday night, while their opponent hasn’t played since Thursday.
Over Under Pick
Fortunately for the Penguins, they’re not going against the most formidable team. The Sharks ended their five-game winless streak with an overtime victory over the lowly Devils, but the team is still only 15-15-1 at home this season (including 12-19 against the spread). If there’s any reason for optimism, it’s the fact that San Jose topped Pittsburgh when these two teams met earlier this season.