Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
PPG Paints Arena
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The Florida Panthers head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Panthers at +150 and the Penguins at -192.
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Florida has a record of 2-1-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 0-1-0. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 13 goals and surrendered 11 goals for a point differential of +2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 2-1-0 and an over/under record of 3-0-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 2-2-1 including 1-0-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 16 goals and have given up 22 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 2-3-0 while their over/under mark is 3-2-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 2-1-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 2-3-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/10/17 D Ian Cole Mouth IR
Nick Bjugstad has scored 4 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 2 goals this season with 9 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 12.7 minutes played per contest. Evgeni Dadonov averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 1 goal on 8 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. Roberto Luongo has 1 win and 1 loss this season in goal for the Panthers. He has 63 shots against him and he's surrendered 6 goals. He's made 57 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Sidney Crosby has 6 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 1 goal this year with 14 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Evgeni Malkin averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 1 goal on 15 attempts. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 2 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 113 shots against him and he's given up 13 goals. He's made 100 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 4 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 13 goals while giving up 11 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 18th respectively. They have had 13 power play chances and scored 2 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 17th in the league. The Panthers have given up 14 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 22nd when short-handed. They average 41 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.66% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 12th in the league with a total of 5 points this season. They have 6 power play goals on 23 chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 7th in the NHL. They've given up 24 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%, ranking 9th overall. As a team, the Penguins are 6th with a total of 16 goals scored while they've given up 22 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.30%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 86%, putting them 30th overall in the NHL.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 55% as they've tried 197 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 161 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 5th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 55.9% as they have 156 shots while they've given up 123 attempts on defense. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the year. That puts them 20th and 9th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 107 face-off wins as opposed to 97 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 10th overall in the NHL. On defense Florida has 52 hits and they've blocked 38 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 26th in the league.
The Penguins are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season, which is 18th in the NHL. They have 164 face-off wins compared to 179 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 122 hits and they have blocked 81 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. Pittsburgh is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2% as they've attempted 293 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 302 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.7% ranks 15th as they have 227 attempts while they have given up 221 shots on the defensive end.
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