Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +175 and the Predators at +129. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 5 games. They have an overall record of 3-1-1 and on the road they have a record of 0-1-0. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 12 goals and given up 14 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they have an ATS record of 2-2 and an over/under record of 1-2-2. Nashville shows up with a record of 1-2-0 including 1-1-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 7 goals and surrendered 9 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 1-2 while their over/under record sits at 1-1-1.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 5 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 2 goals this season with 13 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 26 minutes of ice time per game this year. He has 2 assists giving him a total of 2 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 174 shots against him and has given up 14 goals. He has made 160 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 4 total points this season for the Predators. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Roman Josi has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 1 goal on 12 shots. He has 1 assist giving him a total of 2 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 1 win and 1 loss this season in net for the Predators. He has had 61 shots against him and has given up 4 goals. He has made 57 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Penguins have 7 total points this season. They have scored 12 goals while giving up 14 goals. They have had 23 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 21 power play opportunities and given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.41% for the season to this point. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have a total of 2 points on the season. They have 5 power play goals on 11 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 45%. They have allowed 9 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 7 goals scored while they've given up 9 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.69%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 281 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 299 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.4% as they have 214 attempts while they've given up 228 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the season. They have 167 face off wins compared to 177 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.5%. On defense Pittsburgh has 138 hits and they've blocked 71 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 163 shots at full strength and they've given up 175 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.2% as they have 118 shots while they've given up 127 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 51.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.4% as they've compiled 98 face off wins this season and they have suffered 89 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 48 shot attempts and they have 73 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 2-2 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 1-2-2 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 1-2 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 1-1-1 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Kris Letang Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Nashville
10/21/16 D Olli Maatta Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Nashville
10/20/16 LW Conor Sheary Eye "?" Saturday vs Nashville
10/14/16 C Sidney Crosby Concussion out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 D Anthony Bitetto Upper Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville
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