Thursday, March 31, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Nashville Predators travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +122 and the Penguins at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 39-25-13 and on the road they have a record of 18-14-7. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 215 goals and given up 199 goals for a point differential of +16. The Predators have 13 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-38 and an over/under record of 31-30-16. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 43-25-8 including 24-11-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 219 goals and surrendered 190 for a goal differential of +29. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 9-1-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-33 while their over/under record sits at 32-30-14.
Shea Weber has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Predators. He has 18 goals this season with 178 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 0%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 0 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 31 goals on 233 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 32 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,669 shots against him and has given up 152 goals. He has made 1,517 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 79 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 32 goals this season with 229 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 47 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 15 goals on 204 shots. He has 44 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 34 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,641 shots against him and has given up 130 goals. He has made 1,511 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have 91 total points this season. They have scored 211 goals while giving up 198 goals. They have had 242 power play opportunities and have scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Predators have allowed 229 power play opportunities and given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.93% 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 94 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 245 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 235 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 215 goals scored while they've given up 186 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.51%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they've attempted 4,342 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,971 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53.5% as they have 3,259 attempts while they've given up 2,834 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the season. They have 2,266 face off wins compared to 2,350 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.1%. On defense Nashville has 1,767 hits and they've blocked 1,137 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,504 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,043 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.7% as they have 3,400 shots while they've given up 3,054 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 2,416 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,360 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 989 shot attempts and they have 1,828 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 37-38 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 31-30-16 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 40-33 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 32-30-14 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
03/30/16 D Anthony Bitetto Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
03/29/16 D Ryan Ellis Upper Body injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/29/16 D Brian Dumoulin Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Nashville
03/25/16 D Olli Maatta Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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