Saturday, October 15, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Anaheim Ducks travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Ducks at +109 and the Penguins at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
Anaheim comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-25-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 21-15-5. They finished 1st in the Pacific Division. They scored 218 goals and gave up 192 goals for a point differential of +26. The Ducks had 11 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-2-2. For the season they had an ATS record of 43-36 and an over/under record of 32-34-16. Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 48-26-8 including 26-11-4 at home last season. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 45-33 while their over/under record sat at 36-32-14.
Corey Perry accumulated 62 total points last season for the Ducks. He had 34 goals last year with 215 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He had a total of 28 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Ryan Getzlaf averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 13 goals on 178 shots. He had 50 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. John Gibson had 21 wins and 13 losses last season in net for the Ducks. He had 992 shots against him and gave up 79 goals. He made 913 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby accumulated 85 total points last season for the Penguins. He had 36 goals last year with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 49 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 218 shots. He had 51 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury had 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He had 1,665 shots against him and gave up 132 goals. He made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Ducks had 103 total points last season. They scored 218 goals while giving up 192 goals. They had 245 power play opportunities and scored 56 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Ducks allowed 290 power play opportunities and gave up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.78% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins had a total of 104 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 261 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Ducks had a total of 245 goals scored while they gave up 203 goals during the campaign. They averaged 33 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.00%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Anaheim had a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they attempted 4,737 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,383 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 52.7% as they had 3,567 attempts while they gave up 3,205 shots on the defensive end. The Ducks started possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50.3% for the season. They had 2,497 face off wins compared to 2,310 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 51.9%. On defense Anaheim had 2,234 hits and they blocked 1,178 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh attempted 4,812 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,384 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.5% as they had 3,638 shots while they gave up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Penguins had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,593 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh blocked 1,091 shot attempts and they had 1,947 hits as a unit.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks were 43-36 straight up last season
The Anaheim Ducks were 32-34-16 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 45-33 straight up last season
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 36-32-14 against the over/under
Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/14/16 D Simon Despres Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
10/12/16 C Nate Thompson Achilles out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/14/16 C Sidney Crosby Concussion out indefinitely
10/10/16 RW Bryan Rust Undisclosed out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim
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