Sunday, March 13, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +122 and the Rangers at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 67 games. They have an overall record of 35-24-8 and on the road they have a record of 15-14-4. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 183 goals and given up 170 goals for a point differential of +13. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 34-32 and an over/under record of 27-28-12. New York shows up with a record of 39-22-6 including 23-7-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 192 goals and surrendered 173 for a goal differential of +19. The Rangers have 6 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-28 while their over/under record sits at 29-27-11.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 28 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 20 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 17% by scoring 27 goals on 162 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 28 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,479 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,363 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 24 goals this season with 150 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 22 goals on 141 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 31 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,562 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,442 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 78 total points this season. They have scored 181 goals while giving up 166 goals. They have had 213 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins have allowed 208 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.27% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 84 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 181 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 199 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 189 goals scored while they've given up 171 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.82%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've attempted 3,899 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,613 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.7% as they have 2,945 attempts while they've given up 2,748 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 2,128 face off wins compared to 2,084 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.5%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,603 hits and they've blocked 865 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,556 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,884 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 2,673 shots while they've given up 2,813 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 50.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.5% as they've compiled 1,898 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,934 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,071 shot attempts and they have 1,801 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 34-32 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 27-28-12 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 38-28 straight up
The New York Rangers are 29-27-11 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/12/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. NY Rangers
03/12/16 LW Scott Wilson Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. NY Rangers
03/11/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder "?" Sunday vs New York Rangers
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
03/11/16 C Derick Brassard Flu is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
03/11/16 GO Henrik Lundqvist Neck is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Detroit
03/11/16 D Marc Staal Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Detroit
03/11/16 LW Rick Nash Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Detroit
03/08/16 D Dylan McIlrath Knee expected to miss 2 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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