Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to BB&T Center to take on the Florida Panthers on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Penguins at -135 and the Panthers at +122. The over/under is 5.
Pittsburgh comes into this game having played 26 contests. They have an overall record of 16-7-3 and away from home they have a record of 5-5-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 88 goals and surrendered 80 goals for a point differential of +8. The Penguins have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-10 and an over/under record of 16-6-4. Florida comes into this game with a record of 12-11-3 including 7-4-0 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 65 goals and surrendered 70 for a goal differential of -5. The Panthers have a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 10-15 while their over/under record sits at 10-11-6.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 17 goals this season with 71 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 24%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 10 goals on 79 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 8 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 579 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 521 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Vincent Trocheck has accumulated 14 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 6 goals this season with 61 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jon Marchessault has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 10 goals on 64 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Roberto Luongo has 9 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has had 527 shots against him and has given up 39 goals. He has made 488 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Penguins have 35 total points this season. They have scored 88 goals while giving up 80 goals. They have had 89 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins have allowed 93 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 35 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.76% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Panthers have a total of 27 points on the season. They have 12 power play goals on 91 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 80 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 63 goals scored while they've given up 67 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.98%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 1,606 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,535 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52% as they have 1,209 attempts while they've given up 1,118 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the season. They have 819 face off wins compared to 864 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.7%. On defense Pittsburgh has 624 hits and they've blocked 417 shots from the opposition.
Florida has attempted 1,491 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,295 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 1,110 shots while they've given up 1,015 attempts on defense. The Panthers have an offensive zone percentage of 54.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.6% as they've compiled 770 face off wins this season and they have suffered 813 face off losses. On defense Florida has blocked 280 shot attempts and they have 561 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 14-10 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 16-6-4 against the over/under
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 10-15 straight up
The Florida Panthers are 10-11-6 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Florida Panthers Injuries
12/06/16 C Jonathan Marchessault Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh
11/21/16 D Alex Petrovic Lower Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 LW Jonathan Huberdeau Achilles expected to miss 3-4 months
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -135
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