Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Boston Bruins head to Consol Energy Center to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Bruins at +153 and the Penguins at -170. The over/under is 5.5.
Boston comes into this game having played 30 contests. They have an overall record of 16-12-2 and away from home they have a record of 9-5-2. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 71 goals and surrendered 71 goals for a point differential of 0. The Bruins have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-14 and an over/under record of 10-16-4. Pittsburgh comes into this game with a record of 19-7-3 including 12-2-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 104 goals and surrendered 84 for a goal differential of +20. The Penguins have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-10 while their over/under record sits at 19-6-4.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 8 goals this season with 78 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 18 goals on 84 shots. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 15 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 591 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 551 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 12 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 27% by scoring 21 goals on 78 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 8 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 579 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 521 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Bruins have 34 total points this season. They have scored 71 goals while giving up 71 goals. They have had 87 power play opportunities and have scored 12 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Bruins have allowed 99 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.17% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 41 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 104 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 103 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 104 goals scored while they've given up 84 goals to this point. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.37%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 54% as they've attempted 1,838 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,564 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 54.3% as they have 1,378 attempts while they've given up 1,158 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the season. They have 978 face off wins compared to 881 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.6%. On defense Boston has 657 hits and they've blocked 406 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 1,770 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,690 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 1,340 shots while they've given up 1,234 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53% and their defensive zone percentage is 47% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.1% as they've compiled 917 face off wins this season and they have suffered 950 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 456 shot attempts and they have 670 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 14-14 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 10-16-4 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 17-10 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 19-6-4 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/06/16 LW Matt Beleskey Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
11/29/16 D John-Michael Liles Concussion out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Frank Vatrano Foot out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/11/16 C Sidney Crosby Neck injured last game, probable Monday vs. Arizona
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston +153
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