Friday, March 17, 2017
Consol Energy Center
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The New Jersey Devils head to Consol Energy Center to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, March 17, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at +243 and the Penguins at -275. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
New Jersey comes into this game having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 25-31-12 and away from home they have a record of 12-18-6. The currently are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 153 goals and surrendered 197 goals for a point differential of -44. The Devils have an overall record of 0-8-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-43 and an over/under record of 24-26-18. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 43-16-9 including 27-4-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 239 goals and surrendered 194 for a goal differential of +45. The Penguins have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-26 while their over/under record sits at 41-24-4.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Devils. He has 15 goals this season with 186 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Kyle Palmieri has averaged 17.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 22 goals on 158 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 19 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,547 shots against him and has given up 138 goals. He has made 1,409 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 33 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 35 goals on 215 shots. He has 39 assists giving him a total of 74 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 26 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,149 shots against him and has given up 86 goals. He has made 1,063 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Devils have 62 total points this season. They have scored 153 goals while giving up 197 goals. They have had 207 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Devils have allowed 211 power play opportunities and given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 27 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.23% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 51 power play goals on 225 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 223 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 239 goals scored while they've given up 190 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.28%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 46.5% as they've attempted 3,295 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,796 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.7% as they have 2,546 attempts while they've given up 2,911 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 46.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.6% for the season. They have 2,017 face off wins compared to 2,030 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense has 1,341 hits and they've blocked 885 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,047 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,015 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.3% as they have 3,088 shots while they've given up 2,929 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.9% as they've compiled 2,059 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,237 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,086 shot attempts and they have 1,683 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 22-43 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 24-26-18 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 40-26 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 41-24-4 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
03/15/17 RW Devante Smith-Pelly Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Philadelphia
03/14/17 C Jacob Josefson Upper Body out indefinitely
03/03/17 LW Michael Cammalleri Upper Body out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
03/15/17 RW Patric Hornqvist Concussion "?" Friday vs. New Jersey
03/12/17 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body out indefinitely
03/09/17 LW Tom Sestito Suspension expected to miss 4 games.
03/04/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
02/23/17 D Trevor Daley Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/17/17 D Olli Maatta Hand expected to miss 6 weeks
02/13/17 RW Bryan Rust Arm out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey +243
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