Friday NHL: Peterson picks Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils and Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins (-180) @ New Jersey Devils (+150), 7 pm EDT
With an impressive record of 24-13-2, The Pittsburgh Penguins have been one of the more consistent teams this season. Winning six of their past eight, the Penguins will take to the road for a Friday night showdown in New Jersey against the Devils. New Jersey has won two of the past three meetings between these teams, but the Devils are starting to trend in the wrong direction and the Penguins will feast on that. Pittsburgh is 7-3 in their last ten, whereas New Jersey is 4-6. Instead of taking Pittsburgh at a steep price of -180, invest in the under 5.5 here as all three games between these two teams this season have gone under.
PICK: Under 6 (-115)
Minnesota Wild (-110) @ St. Louis Blues (-108), 8 pm EDT
On Wednesday night, the Minnesota Wild pummeled the red-hot Colorado Avalanche, 8-3, snapping Colorado's five-game winning streak in the process. Feeding off of veteran Cam Talbot's brilliance in net, the Wild are putting up impressive numbers from front to back. Offensively, rookie sensation Kirill Kaprizov continues to establish himself in the league with 34 points in 38 games. With veteran support from the likes of Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Mats Zuccarello and Nick Bjugstad; the Wild have the potential to do some real damage in the playoffs.
On Friday night, the St. Louis Blues will play host to Minnesota. The Blues are 17-16-6 on the season and defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights in surprising fashion Wednesday night, 3-1. In the only meeting of the season between these two clubs, Minnesota defeated St. Louis by a score of 2-0 on March 25. Considering the huge improvements the Wild have made since then and the Blues inconsistency, expect Minnesota to be victorious in this one.
PICK: Minnesota Wild Moneyline (-110)