Saturday, December 26, 2015
Xcel Energy Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +130 and the Wild at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 16-14-3 and on the road they have a record of 7-7-1. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 76 goals and given up 84 goals for a point differential of -8. Minnesota shows up with a record of 18-9-6 including 13-4-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 91 goals and surrendered 80 for a goal differential of +11.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 6 goals this season with 93 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 17 goals on 99 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 764 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 707 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Wild. He has 8 goals this season with 56 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 11 goals on 69 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 14 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 714 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 654 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 35 total points this season. They have scored 75 goals while giving up 82 goals. They have had 112 power play opportunities and have scored 18 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Penguins have allowed 114 power play opportunities and given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.20% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 42 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 103 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 80 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 91 goals scored while they've given up 80 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.78%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 15-17 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-17-5 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 18-15 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 12-15-6 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/23/15 C Sidney Crosby Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Minnesota
12/15/15 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/14/15 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
12/11/15 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
Minnesota Wild Injuries
12/23/15 LW Chris Porter Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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