Friday, March 24, 2017
Consol Energy Center
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The New York Islanders travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, March 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +149 and the Penguins at -165. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 34-26-12 and on the road they have a record of 14-16-5. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 213 goals and given up 220 goals for a point differential of -7. The Islanders have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-38 and an over/under record of 37-30-5. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 46-17-9 including 29-4-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 252 goals and surrendered 199 for a goal differential of +53. The Penguins have a record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-26 while their over/under record sits at 42-26-4.
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Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 33-38 straight up
The New York Islanders are 37-30-5 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-26 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 42-26-4 against the over/under
Key New York Islanders Injuries
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
03/18/17 D Johnny Boychuk Lower Body out indefinitely
03/18/17 C Shane Prince Lower Body out indefinitely
03/01/17 C Alan Quine Upper Body out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
03/22/17 C Jake Guentzel Concussion out indefinitely
03/21/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Ottawa
03/21/17 LW Tom Sestito Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Ottawa
03/17/17 D Ron Hainsey Undisclosed out indefinitely
03/12/17 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body out indefinitely
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
John Tavares has accumulated 62 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 27 goals this season with 243 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 20.4 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey has averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 12 goals on 159 shots. He has 37 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 25 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,363 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,246 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 33 goals this season with 191 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. 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 18% by scoring 41 goals on 230 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 81 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 28 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,243 shots against him and has given up 95 goals. He has made 1,148 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 80 total points this season. They have scored 213 goals while giving up 220 goals. They have had 202 power play opportunities and have scored 32 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Islanders have allowed 201 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.73% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have a total of 101 points on the season. They have 53 power play goals on 239 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 236 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 252 goals scored while they've given up 199 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.27%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 4,035 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,472 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.9% as they have 2,995 attempts while they've given up 3,263 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 2,007 face off wins compared to 2,171 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48%. On defense has 1,821 hits and they've blocked 1,209 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,265 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,231 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.4% as they have 3,253 shots while they've given up 3,079 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 47.7% as they've compiled 2,163 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,368 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,152 shot attempts and they have 1,777 hits as a unit.
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