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#LetsGoPens! The Penguins qualified for the playoffs last season for the 16th time in a row but dropped out in the first round. How are the Penguins doing this season? Let’s check it out.

match start time moneyline odds for away moneyline odds for home
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins 2022/12/06 7:00pm (EST) +220 -263
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⚫ Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

Check out the latest Penguins odds from BetMGM PA.

Game Point Spread Total Moneyline
Vegas Golden Knights +1.5 -250 O 6.5 -105 +100
Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 +200 U 6.5 -115 -120

🟡 Penguins Odds to Make the Playoffs

Since the Penguins won the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2016 and 2017, they haven’t advanced beyond the first playoff round. However, they have the longest active streak for qualifying for the post-season in the NHL.

Make the Playoffs? BetMGM FanDuel BetRivers
Yes -450 -430 -400
No +325 +300 +300

⚫ Penguins Odds to Win Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup odds for the 2022-23 season have been released and the Penguins are in the middle of the pack when it comes to chances to win the NHL’s Stanley Cup. Since the Eastern Conference is filled with Stanley Cup favorites, the Penguins are ranked #5 or #6 to win their conference.

Penguins To Win BetMGM FanDuel BetRivers
🏆 Stanley Cup +2200 +4800 +2700
🥇 Eastern Conference +1500 +1000 +1200
Pittsburgh Penguins Online Betting

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🟡 Pittsburgh Betting News

The Penguins’ start to the season was strong, but they slumped into a long losing streak after the first few games. Let’s see what’s new with the team.

  • November 22, 2022: Evgeni Malkin played his 1,000th game against Chicago.
  • November 15, 2022: Following their losing streak, the Pens have mustered some wins but are still at the bottom of the Metro with Columbus. HC Sullivan benched Kasperi Kapanen for a few games; it’s unclear when he’ll make a return to the lineup.
  • November 2, 2022: Pittsburgh is on a losing streak following the Western Canada & Seattle trip; they followed it up with an OT loss to the Bruins.
  • October 20, 2022: The Penguins have had a good start to the season, but the loss to the Canadiens was a letdown.
  • October 13, 2022: The regular season gets started in Pittsburgh with a win.
  • October 7, 2022: The Pens take the win in Buffalo in the last preseason game.
  • October 3, 2022: This time, the Pens win 3-2 in Detroit.
  • October 1, 2022: The Penguins lose 1-3 to Buffalo; further reduction in the training camp roster to 45 players.
  • September 29, 2022: Training camp roster is reduced to 54 players.
  • September 27, 2022: The Penguins fall 6-2 to Detroit in their third preseason games.
  • September 25, 2022: Pittsburgh and Columbus split wins 1-1 in a preseason doubleheader.
  • September 22, 2022: Training camp begins.
  • August 30, 2022: The Penguins and head coach Mike Sullivan agree to a three-year extension.
  • August 22, 2022: The Penguins and assistant coach Mike Vellucci agree to a two-year extension.
  • August 18, 2022: The Penguins promote Todd Reirden to associate coach.

⚫ Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

The Penguins’ GM Ron Hextall pulled a Hail Mary prior to the free agency in July 2022 and brought back Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust, and Rickard Rakell with new multi-year contracts. Hextall also added Jan Rutta and Josh Archibald in the off-season; the initial 23-man roster was released on October 11. With the core locked in for the next few years, the Penguins championship window is still ajar.

Forwards: Josh Archibald, Teddy Blueger, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby (C), Jake Guentzel, Danton Heinen, Kasperi Kapanen, Evgeni Malkin (A), Brock McGinn, Ryan Poehling, Rickard Rakell, Bryan Rust, Jason Zucker
Defensemen: Brian Dumoulin, P.O. Joseph, Kris Letang (A), Jeff Petry, Marcus Pettersson, Chad Ruhwedel, Jan Rutta
Goalies: Casey DeSmith, Tristan Jarry

Pittsburgh Penguins Betting

Betting on the Pittsburgh Penguins is very simple.

Coaching

The Pittsburgh Penguins are coached by head coach Mike Sullivan, who took over from Mike Johnston in December 2015. The Penguins were sitting below the playoff line at the time, but Sullivan turned the ship around and led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. HC Sullivan is contracted to Pittsburgh through the next four seasons.

Sullivan’s associate coach is Todd Reirden, a former NHL head coach in charge of defense and power play, and assistant coach is Mike Vellucci, who works on the offense and penalty kill. Andy Chiodo is the goaltender coach and former Penguins Trevor Daily and Matt Cullen also work with the team.

Prospects

In July 2022, Penguins held their first traditional Development Camp since 2019. Several prospects were able to showcase their talents and some are a step closer to making it to the roster come October. P.O. Joseph and Filip Hallander are both looking to score their spots during the pre-season training, while goaltender Joel Blomqvist is an interesting option in front of the goal in the coming years.

The Penguins’ first 2022 draft pick, 21st overall pick defenseman Owen Pickering, impressed coaches and media during the Camp and is an interesting addition to the Penguins. Other draft picks this year were Sergey Murashov (G, #118th overall), Zam Plante (F, #150), Nolan Collins (D, #167), and Luke Devlin (F, #182).

🟡 Penguins Statistics

The Penguins had a great start to the season, but since then things have slowed down a bit. Let’s take a look at some key stats.

Record 6-6-3
Points Percentage 0.500
Standing 7th in Metropolitan Division
Goals For 54
Goals Against 52
Difference +2
Most Goals Evgeni Malkin (7)
Most Assists Sidney Crosby (10)
Most Points Sidney Crosby (16)
Best +/- Jan Rutta (+9)
Most Penalties In Minutes Jeff Petry (14)
Most Powerplay Goals Evgeni Malkin (2)
Most Game-Winning Goals Jake Guentzel (3)
Best Face-Off % Rickard Rakell (60%)
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Penguins Point Leaders in the Last Five Years

Year Goals Assists Points
21-22 Jake Guentzel (40) Kris Letang (58) Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby (84)
20-21 Sidney Crosby (24) Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang (38) Sidney Crosby (62)
19-20 Bryan Rust (27) Evgeni Malkin (49) Evgeni Malkin (74)
18-19 Jake Guentzel (40) Sidney Crosby (65) Sidney Crosby (100)
17-18 Evgeni Malkin (42) Sidney Crosby (60) Evgeni Malkin (98)

Penguins Goaltending in the Last Five Years

Year GAA SV% Wins
21-22 Tristan Jarry (2.42) Tristan Jarry (.919) Tristan Jarry (34)
20-21 Tristan Jarry (2.75) Tristan Jarry (.909) Tristan Jarry (25)
19-20 Matt Murray (2.87) Tristan Jarry (.921) Tristan Jarry, Matt Murray (20)
18-19 Matt Murray (2.69) Matt Murray (.919) Matt Murray (29)
17-18 Tristan Jarry (2.41) Casey DeSmith (.921) Matt Murray (27)

Player Injuries & Insights

Brian Dumoulin was injured during last season’s New York Rangers series and spent the summer rehabilitating his knee, while Brian Boyle underwent a knee surgery in May but is now in playing condition. Jeff Carter suffered from an upper-body injury, but for once, the Penguins don’t seem to have any major injuries prior to the puck drop of the first game; let’s hope the trend continues. The coaches were especially impressed with P.O Joseph and the new additions to the roster. Kasperi Kapanen is under the microscope this season, as his gameplay hasn’t taken the steps forward as expected.

⚫ Penguins Schedule in November 2022

The Penguins will play fourteen games in November, including two three-game road trips. In November, Pittsburgh plays the season’s first game against the Philadelphia Flyers, which is dubebd the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov 25.

Time Opponent Result
Nov 1 vs Boston Bruins OTL, 5-6
Nov 2, 7:30 PM @ Buffalo Sabres L, 3-6
Nov 5, 7 PM vs Seattle Kraken L, 2-3
Nov 9, 7:30 PM @ Washington Capitals W, 4-1
Nov 11, 7 PM @ Toronto Maple Leafs W, 4-2
Nov 12, 7 PM @ Montreal Canadiens L, 4-5
Nov 15, 7 PM vs Toronto Maple Leafs L, 2-5
Nov 17, 8 PM @ Minnesota Wild W, 6-4
Nov 19, 7 PM @ Winnipeg Jets W, 3-0
Nov 20, 7 PM @ Chicago Blackhawks W, 5-3
Nov 23, 7 PM vs Calgary Flames W, 2-1
Nov 25, 5:30 PM @ Philadelphia Flyers W, 4-1
Nov 26, 7 PM vs Toronto Maple Leafs L, 1-4
Nov 29, 7 PM vs Carolina Hurricanes L, 3-2
Penguins 2022-23 Schedule

The full Penguins schedule for the 2022-23 season.

🟡 Penguins 2021-22 Season

The 2021-22 campaign got off to rough start with captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin having surgery prior to the season and missing the first months of game play. The Penguins were able to shake off the difficulties and finished third in the Metropolitan Division, advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Penguins were set to go the distance in the 2022 playoffs, but injuries plagued the team during the first round match-up against the NY Rangers. Jarry, DeSmith, Crosby, Dumoulin, and Rakell were all absent from games and the Penguins dropped a 3-1 lead in the series and were eliminated in game #7 at Madison Square Garden.

⚫ Betting on the Penguins

Betting on hockey is simple, and you can find Penguins odds for each game on all online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. To start betting, you’ll need to register on a sportsbook of your choosing and complete all required steps to set up your account. Right now, you can only place NHL futures, but the individual game odds are released well in advance.

Spread/Puck Line

Spread betting is not as interesting for hockey bettors as it is for football bettors, since the goal differences in hockey are not often big. However, you can place point spread bets for any of the Penguins’ games. Spread betting means wagering on the goal margin between the two teams. If the Penguins are the favorites against the Philadelphia Flyers, you might see a point spread like this:

Penguins -1.5 -110
Flyers +1.5 -110

This means the Penguins need to win by two goals to cover the spread and the Flyers need to stay within one goal or win outright to cover. Odds are often -110 on both sides to get bettors to wager evenly.

Moneyline

Moneyline is a more simple bet type since you only wager on the winner of the game. If the odds are Penguins -125 and Flyers +135, Penguins are the favorites and Flyers the underdogs. If you wager on the Penguins, you need to bet $125 to win $100, but if you wager on the Flyers, betting $100 successfully will earn you $135.

Total (Over/Under)

If the game is between two evenly matched teams, a total bet might be the way to go. Total bets are over or under a predetermined number of goals in the game. An example could be O 5.5 / U 5.5; if the result is 3-4, over bettors win, but if the game ends 2-3, the unders have it.

Props

There are two types of proposition bets, or props. One type is team props, meaning you can wager on things like first team to score, which team is leading at first intermission, which teams gets the first penalty, and so forth. The other type is player props, which are options like Sidney Crosby to score, who scores the first goal in the second period, and who gets the first penalty. Each online sportsbook has a big selection of props with good odds, although potential injuries and the starting goaltender will alter the odds pretty quickly.

Live Bets

You can also place these types of wagers like during the game. The odds change quickly, but shrewd bettors can make some excellent bets if they sense a goal coming or one team gaining control of the action. Live betting is available for all Pittsburgh hockey games on all PA online sportsbooks.

Futures

Futures are bets on upcoming events. You can wager on the winner of the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, or the division winners. Future odds change as the season progresses and teams fall out of playoff contention, so in general the earlier you bet, the bigger the potential payout. Currently, the Colorado Avalanche odds are the best to win the Cup and the Maple Leafs are considered most likely to win the East.

Betting on the Penguins

You can wager on the Penguins on all PA online sportsbooks.

🟡 Penguins Betting Tips

Betting on hockey is quite simple and there isn’t any particular strategy you can follow. If you follow the Penguins actively, you’ll know their top players, the results of recent games, and the upcoming games. To get started with online wagering, you can follow these tips:

  1. Oh Captain, My Captain
    Two-time NHL MVP Sidney Crosby has led the Penguins in points almost every season since he joined the team. Once again, Crosby is scoring at over point-per-game pace. If you want to bet on props but don’t know where to start, Crosby to get a point is a good first prop bet.
  2. Goaltending: Threat or Opportunity?
    Jarry and DeSmith are the Penguins’ goaltending duo for the next season, and they have to be better if the Pens want to go far in the Spring. Jarry shouldered perhaps too much of the load last season due to DeSmith’s somewhat disappointing starts in goal, and got injured when it was least desired. DeSmith also got hurt in Game #1 of the Rangers series, leaving third goalie Domingue with a mountain to climb. However, both Jarry and DeSmith have now one more year of experience under them and are probably eager to prove they are worthy of their contracts. If things start going downhill for the pairing, expect high-scoring games and appearances from Dustin Tokarski.
  3. The Schedule Reshuffle
    Pittsburgh did well last season in back-to-back games, winning 13 out of 22. This season, they have 15 pairs of back-to-back games and hope to continue the trend. While the number of games in a season is still 82, the Penguins are playing their biggest rivals, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers, just three times. Some fans have expressed disappointment in the reshuffle of the schedule since divisional games often rile up the homecrowds the most. A more detailed look into the Atlantic Division might offer you betting opportunities other fans might miss since the Penguins meet each of those teams three times.
  4. Another Day, Another Injury
    There’s no denying that the Penguins get hurt a lot. The team’s leading players Crosby, Malkin, Dumoulin, Letang, Rust, and Guentzel have all lost a ton of games due to injuries in recent seasons. Should the stars align for the team this year and everyone gets to practice and play together for most of the season, maybe the Penguins will start the playoffs from a different position than last season. However, Pittsburgh is not the youngest team in the league, so let’s not jinx it.

⚫ PA Sportsbooks

Pennsylvania sports betting has over 10 legal online sports betting sites you can choose from. Each of the PA hockey betting sites has a welcome bonus, great Penguins and NHL markets, and odds boosts for some games. You can sign up on several books to find out which one you like the best and to make sure you get the best odds for your bets. Rivers Casino and BetRivers are the official partners of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and have a lounge at the Arena.

Sportsbook Bonus
Unibet $500 Risk-Free Bet
DraftKings $1,000 Deposit Bonus
FanDuel $1,000 No Sweat First Bet
PointsBet 4 x $200 Risk Free Bets
BetRivers $500 2nd Chance Bet
FOX Bet $50 Risk-Free Bet
Barstool $1,000 Risk-Free Bet

Last updated: 12/01/2022

FAQ

1️⃣ What are the odds of Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Stanley Cup?

Currently, the odds are between +1800 and +2100 on most sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. The Pens are not the favorites to win the Cup this season, but stranger things have happened (looking at you, 2019 St Louis Blues).

2️⃣ Where can I bet on the NHL?

All PA sports betting sites offer NHL betting. You can already bet on the winner of the Stanley Cup, and the game lines will be set in the near future. Here's a list of all PA online betting sites:

  • Barstool
  • BetMGM
  • BetRivers/SugarHouse
  • Betway
  • Caesars
  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • FOX Bet
  • PARX
  • PointsBet
  • Unibet
  • Wind Creek
3️⃣ Who is the greatest Pittsburgh Penguin of all time?

It's a close call but we still have to say Mario Lemieux over Sid the Kid, although we might change our answer in the future. Mario changed the trajectory of the team, rescued the franchise when needed, and was one of the best to ever play the game. Without Mario, there would be no Pittsburgh Penguins we know today.

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