Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +110 and the Bruins at -121. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 58 games. They have an overall record of 30-20-8 and on the road they have a record of 13-11-4. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 154 goals and given up 151 goals for a point differential of +3. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-28 and an over/under record of 23-25-10. Boston shows up with a record of 32-22-6 including 12-15-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 185 goals and surrendered 169 for a goal differential of +16. The Bruins have 6 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-28 while their over/under record sits at 28-25-7.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 25 goals this season with 170 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 23 goals on 140 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 24 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,280 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,179 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 22 goals this season with 201 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 23 goals on 131 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 22 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,329 shots against him and has given up 113 goals. He has made 1,216 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 68 total points this season. They have scored 152 goals while giving up 147 goals. They have had 189 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Penguins have allowed 186 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.01% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 175 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 203 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 181 goals scored while they've given up 168 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.52%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've attempted 3,371 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,179 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 2,559 attempts while they've given up 2,422 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. They have 1,864 face off wins compared to 1,820 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,443 hits and they've blocked 757 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 3,398 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,468 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.9% as they have 2,581 shots while they've given up 2,593 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 50% and their defensive zone percentage is 50% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,896 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,879 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 875 shot attempts and they have 1,602 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-28 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 23-25-10 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 31-28 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 28-25-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
02/23/16 C Evgeni Malkin Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs Boston
02/21/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs Boston
02/04/16 RW Eric Fehr Lower Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/02/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
01/23/16 D David Warsofsky Concussion out indefinitely
01/14/16 C Nick Bonino Hand out indefinitely
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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