Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Game 4. The Penguins lead the series 3-0. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +100 and the Blue Jackets at -120.
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Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 50-21-11 and on the road they had a record of 19-15-7. They finished the season 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 282 goals and given up 234 goals for a point differential of +48. The Penguins have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 46-31 and an over/under record of 47-30-5. Columbus finished the regular season with a record of 50-24-8 including 28-12-1 at home this year. They were 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 249 goals and surrendered 195 for a goal differential of +54. The Blue Jackets have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 47-32 while their over/under record sits at 32-44-6.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 46-31 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 47-30-5 against the over/under
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 47-32 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 32-44-6 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
04/16/17 GO Matt Murray Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Columbus
04/16/17 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs. Columbus
04/05/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out for season
04/02/17 LW Chris Kunitz Lower Body out indefinitely
03/12/17 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body out indefinitely
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
04/17/17 D Zach Werenski Facial injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh
04/16/17 LW Matt Calvert Suspension Served probable Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh
04/10/17 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
04/04/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 44 goals on 255 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 89 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 32 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,450 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,339 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alexander Wennberg has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 13 goals this season with 109 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 35 goals on 240 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 41 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,854 shots against him and has given up 127 goals. He has made 1,727 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 111 total points this season. They have scored 282 goals while giving up 234 goals. They have had 260 power play opportunities and have scored 60 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Penguins have allowed 257 power play opportunities and given up 52 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.27% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have a total of 108 points on the season. They have 42 power play goals on 211 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 223 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 249 goals scored while they've given up 195 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.80%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 4,814 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,855 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 3,648 attempts while they've given up 3,548 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. They have 2,452 face off wins compared to 2,702 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.6%. On defense Pittsburgh has 2,060 hits and they've blocked 1,307 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 4,555 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,645 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 3,416 shots while they've given up 3,466 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 49.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.6% as they've compiled 2,402 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,537 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 1,179 shot attempts and they have 1,654 hits as a unit.
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