Saturday, March 19, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -110 and the Flyers at -110. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 38-24-8 and on the road they have a record of 16-14-4. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 194 goals and given up 176 goals for a point differential of +18. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-3-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-32 and an over/under record of 29-29-12. Philadelphia shows up with a record of 34-23-12 including 19-9-7 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 181 goals and surrendered 185 for a goal differential of -4. The Flyers have 12 losses in OT and 7 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 34-35 while their over/under record sits at 28-25-16.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 31 goals this season with 207 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 41 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 30 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,532 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,412 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Claude Giroux has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 18 goals this season with 196 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Wayne Simmonds has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 182 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Steve Mason has 17 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has had 1,239 shots against him and has given up 105 goals. He has made 1,134 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 84 total points this season. They have scored 191 goals while giving up 172 goals. They have had 222 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins have allowed 220 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.29% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Flyers have a total of 80 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 235 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 231 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 179 goals scored while they've given up 178 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.46%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 52.1% as they've attempted 4,096 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,772 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.9% as they have 3,086 attempts while they've given up 2,863 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 2,221 face off wins compared to 2,166 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,674 hits and they've blocked 909 shots from the opposition.
Philadelphia has attempted 4,073 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,982 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.6% as they have 2,963 shots while they've given up 2,890 attempts on defense. The Flyers have an offensive zone percentage of 50.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they've compiled 2,089 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,057 face off losses. On defense Philadelphia has blocked 1,092 shot attempts and they have 1,915 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-32 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-29-12 against the over/under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 34-35 straight up
The Philadelphia Flyers are 28-25-16 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/18/16 C Chris Vandevelde Suspension expected to miss next 2 games; eligible to return Tuesday vs Columbus
03/16/16 RW Jakub Voracek Foot "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
02/22/16 D Michael Del Zotto Wrist out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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