Thursday, October 20, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +160 and the Penguins at +139. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
San Jose comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-30-6 last season and on the road they had a record of 28-10-3. They finished 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and gave up 210 goals for a point differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 43-36 and an over/under record of 42-33-7. Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 48-26-8 including 26-11-4 at home last season. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 45-33 while their over/under record sat at 36-32-14.
Brent Burns accumulated 75 total points last season for the Sharks. He had 27 goals last year with 353 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He had a total of 48 assists on the season and averaged 26 minutes played per game. Joe Pavelski averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 38 goals on 224 shots. He had 40 assists giving him a total of 78 points on the season. Martin Jones had 37 wins and 23 losses last season in net for the Sharks. He had 1,734 shots against him and gave up 143 goals. He made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Kris Letang accumulated 67 total points last season for the Penguins. He had 16 goals last year with 218 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He had a total of 51 assists on the season and averaged 27 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 162 shots. He had 31 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury had 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He had 1,665 shots against him and gave up 132 goals. He made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sharks had 98 total points last season. They scored 241 goals while giving up 210 goals. They had 275 power play opportunities and scored 62 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sharks allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.67% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins had a total of 104 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 261 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Sharks had a total of 245 goals scored while they gave up 203 goals during the campaign. They averaged 33 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.00%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
San Jose had a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they attempted 4,595 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,404 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 53% as they had 3,504 attempts while they gave up 3,112 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks started possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49% for the season. They had 2,472 face off wins compared to 2,404 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.7%. On defense San Jose had 1,686 hits and they blocked 1,292 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh attempted 4,812 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,384 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.5% as they had 3,638 shots while they gave up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Penguins had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,593 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh blocked 1,091 shot attempts and they had 1,947 hits as a unit.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 43-36 straight up last season
The San Jose Sharks were 42-33-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 45-33 straight up last season
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 36-32-14 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/14/16 C Sidney Crosby Concussion out indefinitely
10/10/16 RW Bryan Rust Undisclosed out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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