Saturday, April 9, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +114 and the Flyers at -126. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 81 games. They have an overall record of 48-25-8 and on the road they have a record of 22-14-4. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 244 goals and given up 200 goals for a point differential of +44. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 9-1-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 45-33 and an over/under record of 36-31-14. Philadelphia shows up with a record of 39-27-14 including 22-10-8 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 206 goals and surrendered 215 for a goal differential of -9. The Flyers have 14 losses in OT and 8 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-41 while their over/under record sits at 31-29-20.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 85 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 36 goals this season with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 49 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 218 shots. He has 51 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,665 shots against him and has given up 132 goals. He has made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Claude Giroux has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 22 goals this season with 234 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 44 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 13% by scoring 30 goals on 225 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Steve Mason has 22 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has had 1,583 shots against him and has given up 131 goals. He has made 1,452 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 104 total points this season. They have scored 240 goals while giving up 196 goals. They have had 260 power play opportunities and have scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins have allowed 254 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.88% 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 92 points on the season. They have 50 power play goals on 273 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 257 power play opportunities and have given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 203 goals scored while they've given up 207 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.20%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 52.5% as they've attempted 4,773 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,314 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.7% as they have 3,614 attempts while they've given up 3,243 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. They have 2,568 face off wins compared to 2,532 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.4%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,922 hits and they've blocked 1,071 shots from the opposition.
Philadelphia has attempted 4,784 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,643 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 3,467 shots while they've given up 3,360 attempts on defense. The Flyers have an offensive zone percentage of 51.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.9% as they've compiled 2,468 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,377 face off losses. On defense Philadelphia has blocked 1,283 shot attempts and they have 2,169 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 45-33 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-31-14 against the over/under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 38-41 straight up
The Philadelphia Flyers are 31-29-20 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
04/08/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Philadelphia
04/07/16 RW Bryan Rust Lower Body expected to miss Saturday vs Philadelphia
04/02/16 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion out indefinitely
03/25/16 D Olli Maatta Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle 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
Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
02/22/16 D Michael Del Zotto Wrist out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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