Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Parlay 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to BB&T Center to take on the Florida Panthers on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at -130 and the Panthers at +118.
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Pittsburgh has a record of 4-2-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-2-0. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 25 goals and surrendered 29 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-3-0 and an over/under record of 5-2-0. Florida has a record of 2-3-0, including 2-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 17 goals and have given up 20 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 2-3-0 while their over/under mark is 5-0-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 4-3-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 2-3-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 5-0-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/17/17 D Matt Hunwick Concussion IR (10/17)
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
10/17/17 RW Colton Sceviour Head is "?" Friday vs. Pittsburgh
Matthew Murray has 4 wins and 0 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 191 shots against him and he's surrendered 20 goals. He's made 171 stops for a save percentage of 90%. Sidney Crosby has scored 9 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 4 goals this season with 22 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. Evgeni Malkin averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 2 goals on 18 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year.
Nick Bjugstad has 5 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 2 goals this year with 14 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 13.4 minutes played per contest. Roberto Luongo has 1 win and 2 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 101 shots against him and he's given up 10 goals. He's made 91 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Evgeni Dadonov averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 1 goal on 10 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 5 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have given up 35 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this season. That is 9th in the league. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.50% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 88%, ranking them 27th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Penguins are 9th overall with 9 total points this year. They are 6th in the league with 25 goals and 1st in goals allowed with 29. They've had 29 power play chances and scored 8 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 28%. That is 6th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Panthers are 19th with a total of 17 goals scored while they are 11th with 20 goals surrendered this season. They average 42 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.13%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 88%, putting them 26th in the league. The Panthers have a total of 4 points this season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have had 4 power play goals on 24 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 20th overall. They've given up 21 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 26th when short-handed.
Pittsburgh is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4%, as they've attempted 406 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 433 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.7% as they have 312 attempts while they have given up 329 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 219 face-off wins compared to 246 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.1%. That ranks them 25th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 163 hits and they have blocked 104 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall.
The Panthers are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 172 face-off wins compared to 160 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Florida has 97 hits and they have blocked 65 shots from the opposition, which is 27th in the league. Florida is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.2% as they've attempted 340 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 287 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 55% ranks 4th as they have 271 attempts while they have given up 222 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -130 and over 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -130 and over 5.5 total goals
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