Thursday, February 9, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at -201 and the Avalanche at +180. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this game having played 52 games. They have an overall record of 33-13-6 and away from home they have a record of 11-10-3. The currently are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 186 goals and surrendered 150 goals for a point differential of +36. The Penguins have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-19 and an over/under record of 33-15-4. Colorado shows up with a record of 15-33-2 including 7-18-1 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 103 goals and surrendered 168 for a goal differential of -65. The Avalanche have a record of 2-7-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 15-35 while their over/under record sits at 20-22-8.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 22 goals this season with 146 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 30 goals on 151 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 14 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 849 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 769 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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Matt Duchene has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 15 goals this season with 110 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 12 goals on 170 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 9 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 762 shots against him and has given up 71 goals. He has made 691 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have 72 total points this season. They have scored 186 goals while giving up 150 goals. They have had 178 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 174 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.42% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Avalanche have a total of 32 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 158 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 186 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 103 goals scored while they've given up 168 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.32%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50.4% as they've attempted 3,103 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,052 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 2,360 attempts while they've given up 2,214 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season. They have 1,582 face off wins compared to 1,732 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.7%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,320 hits and they've blocked 838 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 2,572 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,880 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 1,929 shots while they've given up 2,182 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 48.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.6% as they've compiled 1,635 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,413 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 698 shot attempts and they have 1,126 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 31-19 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 33-15-4 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 15-35 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 20-22-8 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
02/08/17 C Evgeni Malkin Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Colorado
02/06/17 LW Carl Hagelin Concussion out indefinitely
02/01/17 LW Conor Sheary Upper Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/04/16 D Erik Johnson Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
02/07/17 RW Rene Bourque Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh
02/07/17 D Tyson Barrie Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -201
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