Friday, November 25, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Friday, November 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -120 and the Wild at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 20 games. They have an overall record of 12-5-3 and on the road they have a record of 5-3-2. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 60 goals and given up 56 goals for a point differential of +4. The Penguins have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-8 and an over/under record of 10-6-4. Minnesota shows up with a record of 10-7-2 including 6-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 49 goals and surrendered 36 for a goal differential of +13. The Wild have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 10-9 while their over/under record sits at 4-12-3.
Patric Hornqvist has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 5 goals this season with 62 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 16 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 16% by scoring 8 goals on 51 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 17 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 6 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 461 shots against him and has given up 43 goals. He has made 418 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Wild. He has 5 goals this season with 51 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 4 goals on 41 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 7 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 429 shots against him and has given up 22 goals. He has made 407 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
The Penguins have 27 total points this season. They have scored 60 goals while giving up 56 goals. They have had 67 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 73 power play opportunities and given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.08% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 22 points on the season. They have 9 power play goals on 57 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 56 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 49 goals scored while they've given up 36 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.75%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 1,126 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,131 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.5% as they have 848 attempts while they've given up 830 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. They have 589 face off wins compared to 650 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.5%. On defense Pittsburgh has 457 hits and they've blocked 301 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 1,014 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,019 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 746 shots while they've given up 765 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 583 face off wins this season and they have suffered 555 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 254 shot attempts and they have 292 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-8 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 10-6-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 10-9 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 4-12-3 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
11/23/16 LW Chris Kunitz Lower Body out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Patric Hornqvist Concussion "?" Friday vs Minnesota
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
11/23/16 D Nate Prosser Illness "?" Friday vs Pittsburgh
11/01/16 C Zac Dalpe Knee out 4-6 weeks
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -120
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