Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at +149 and the Blackhawks at -165. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this game having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 38-14-8 and away from home they have a record of 13-10-5. The currently are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 211 goals and surrendered 168 goals for a point differential of +43. The Penguins have an overall record of 6-1-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-22 and an over/under record of 37-19-4. Chicago shows up with a record of 39-18-5 including 20-8-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 187 goals and surrendered 159 for a goal differential of +28. The Blackhawks have a record of 9-1-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-23 while their over/under record sits at 28-23-11.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 34 goals this season with 179 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 25 goals on 160 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 23 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,005 shots against him and has given up 74 goals. He has made 931 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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Artem Anisimov has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 22 goals this season with 100 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane has averaged 21.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 24 goals on 223 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 65 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 24 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,232 shots against him and has given up 102 goals. He has made 1,130 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 84 total points this season. They have scored 211 goals while giving up 168 goals. They have had 203 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 202 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.33% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 83 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 180 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 165 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 187 goals scored while they've given up 159 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.96%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 3,541 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,534 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.3% as they have 2,701 attempts while they've given up 2,567 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the season. They have 1,819 face off wins compared to 1,998 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.7%. On defense has 1,536 hits and they've blocked 967 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 3,505 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,439 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 2,508 shots while they've given up 2,563 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 53.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.5% as they've compiled 1,716 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,820 face off losses. On defense has blocked 876 shot attempts and they have 881 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-22 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 37-19-4 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 37-23 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 28-23-11 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
02/28/17 LW Conor Sheary Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Dallas
02/28/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Dallas
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
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
02/28/17 GO Corey Crawford Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
02/28/17 RW Jordin Tootoo Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
02/28/17 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +149
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