Friday, March 11, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -120 and the Blue Jackets at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 66 games. They have an overall record of 34-24-8 and on the road they have a record of 14-14-4. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and given up 168 goals for a point differential of +12. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 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 33-32 and an over/under record of 27-27-12. Columbus shows up with a record of 28-31-8 including 15-12-6 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 178 goals and surrendered 208 for a goal differential of -30. The Blue Jackets have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-39 while their over/under record sits at 34-30-3.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 28 goals this season with 188 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 38 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 17% by scoring 27 goals on 161 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 27 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,452 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,338 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 156 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 21 goals on 125 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 14 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 808 shots against him and has given up 66 goals. He has made 742 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 76 total points this season. They have scored 178 goals while giving up 164 goals. They have had 210 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins have allowed 206 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.25% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 64 points on the season. They have 37 power play goals on 203 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 233 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 173 goals scored while they've given up 204 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.97%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.8% as they've attempted 3,835 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,568 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 2,895 attempts while they've given up 2,716 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season. They have 2,099 face off wins compared to 2,050 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,590 hits and they've blocked 852 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,517 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,948 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.6% as they have 2,633 shots while they've given up 2,898 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 47.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 1,987 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,122 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 1,050 shot attempts and they have 1,798 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 33-32 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 27-27-12 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 25-39 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 34-30-3 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/08/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder "?" Friday vs Columbus
03/08/16 RW Eric Fehr Lower Body "?" Friday vs Columbus
03/08/16 LW Carl Hagelin Concussion "?" Friday vs Columbus
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/08/16 LW Brandon Saad Concussion "?" Friday vs Pittsburgh
02/26/16 D Jack Johnson Upper Body out indefinitely
01/22/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin is upgraded to expected to start Friday vs Pittsburgh
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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