Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 11/27/2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
PPG Paints Arena
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Philadelphia Flyers travel to PPG Paints Arena to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, November 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at +149 and the Penguins at -165.
Philadelphia has a record of 8-9-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 4-5-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 65 goals and given up 70 goals for a point differential of -5. For the season they have an ATS record of 8-15-0 and an over/under record of 12-10-0. Pittsburgh is 12-10-3 including 7-2-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 69 goals and surrendered 86 for a goal differential of -17. Their record against the spread is 12-13-0 while their over/under record is 14-11-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 8-15-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 12-10-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 12-13-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 14-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
11/23/17 D Andrew MacDonald Lower Body IR (10/21)
11/20/17 D Radko Gudas Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/12)
11/06/17 RW Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
11/26/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body is "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia
Claude Giroux has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 10 goals this year with 45 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Wayne Simmonds averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 7 goals on 49 shots. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 14 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 6 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 496 shots against him and he's given up 47 goals. He's made 449 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Phil Kessel has scored 31 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 11 goals this season with 95 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby averages 20.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 9 goals on 80 shots. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 11 wins and 7 losses this year in goal for the Penguins. He has 595 shots against him and he's surrendered 56 goals. He's made 539 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have 22 total points this season, which ranks them 26th in the NHL. They are 21st in the league in goals scored with 65 while they've given up 70 goals, ranking them 15th overall. They have had 74 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. The Flyers have allowed 83 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, putting them 28th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.56% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 21st in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 13th in the NHL with a total of 27 points this year. They have 25 power play goals on 94 opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That ranks them 2nd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 99 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. That is 24th in the NHL. As a team, the Penguins are 16th in the league with 69 goals scored while they've given up 86 goals, which is 2nd overall. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.89%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Philadelphia is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.1%, as they've attempted 1,371 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,314 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.5% as they have 1,029 attempts while they have given up 970 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. That is 20th overall in the NHL. They have 750 face-off wins compared to 672 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That ranks them 5th in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 466 hits and they have blocked 344 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the year. That ranks them 10th and 24th respectively in the NHL. They have 814 face-off wins as opposed to 804 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 597 hits and they've blocked 377 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 1st in blocked shots. Pittsburgh is ranked 12th in Corsi percentage with 51% as they've tried 1,510 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,452 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52%, as they have 1,163 shots while they've given up 1,075 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flyers/Penguins NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -165 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -165
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.