Thursday, December 1, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Dallas Stars travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Stars at +188 and the Penguins at -210. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Dallas comes into this matchup having played 24 games. They have an overall record of 9-9-6 and on the road they have a record of 3-6-4. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 61 goals and given up 79 goals for a point differential of -18. The Stars have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 9-15 and an over/under record of 11-13-0. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 13-6-3 including 8-2-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 66 goals and surrendered 65 for a goal differential of +1. The Penguins have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-9 while their over/under record sits at 12-6-4.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Stars. He has 7 goals this season with 83 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 7 goals on 59 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 5 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 371 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 336 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 15 goals this season with 59 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 8 goals on 62 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 6 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 497 shots against him and has given up 49 goals. He has made 448 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Stars have 24 total points this season. They have scored 61 goals while giving up 79 goals. They have had 91 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Stars have allowed 83 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.75% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
The Penguins have a total of 29 points on the season. They have 15 power play goals on 75 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 79 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Stars have a total of 66 goals scored while they've given up 65 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Dallas has a Corsi percentage of 48.3% as they've attempted 1,351 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,446 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.2% as they have 1,005 attempts while they've given up 1,038 shots on the defensive end. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 44.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.4% for the season. They have 775 face off wins compared to 783 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Dallas has 473 hits and they've blocked 408 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 1,344 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,291 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.9% as they have 1,012 shots while they've given up 938 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.2% as they've compiled 689 face off wins this season and they have suffered 740 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 353 shot attempts and they have 520 hits as a unit.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 9-15 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-9 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 12-6-4 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
11/21/16 D Johnny Oduya Lower Body out indefinitely
11/16/16 RW Jiri Hudler Illness out indefinitely
11/01/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee expected to miss 5-6 months
10/31/16 RW Ales Hemsky Hip expected to miss 5-6 months
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
11/25/16 RW Patric Hornqvist Concussion out indefinitely
11/23/16 LW Chris Kunitz Lower Body out indefinitely
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -210
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