Thursday, March 24, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The New Jersey Devils travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +220 and the Penguins at -270. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New Jersey comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 35-31-7 and on the road they have a record of 18-16-3. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 166 goals and given up 189 goals for a point differential of -23. The Devils have 7 overtime losses including 6 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-38 and an over/under record of 25-33-15. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 40-24-8 including 23-10-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 204 goals and surrendered 179 for a goal differential of +25. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-32 while their over/under record sits at 30-29-13.
Mike Cammalleri has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Devils. He has 14 goals this season with 101 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Adam Henrique has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 26 goals on 137 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 26 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,525 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,408 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 76 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 31 goals this season with 212 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 162 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 32 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,567 shots against him and has given up 123 goals. He has made 1,444 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Devils have 77 total points this season. They have scored 164 goals while giving up 183 goals. They have had 218 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Devils have allowed 232 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 25 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.17% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 88 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 232 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 225 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 201 goals scored while they've given up 175 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.48%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 46.2% as they've attempted 3,226 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,762 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.9% as they have 2,488 attempts while they've given up 2,822 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 47.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.6% for the season. They have 1,960 face off wins compared to 2,250 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 46.6%. On defense New Jersey has 1,626 hits and they've blocked 940 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,218 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,857 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 3,179 shots while they've given up 2,916 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.3% as they've compiled 2,272 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,243 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 941 shot attempts and they have 1,731 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 35-38 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 25-33-15 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 38-32 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 30-29-13 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/29/15 LW Patrik Elias Knee likely out for season
03/23/16 LW Tyler Kennedy Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
03/22/16 D John Moore Knee "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
03/22/16 D Jon Merrill Upper Body out indefinitely
03/20/16 D David Schlemko Upper Body expected to miss 1 week
03/20/16 RW Jordin Tootoo Upper Body expected to miss 7-10 days
03/08/16 C Jacob Josefson Hand out indefinitely
03/07/16 GO Cory Schneider Groin out indefinitely
02/11/16 LW Michael Cammalleri Hand out for season
01/23/16 C Jiri Tlusty Wrist out for season
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/22/16 D Brian Dumoulin Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. New Jersey
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/13/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey
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