Thursday, April 6, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -180 and the Devils at +162.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 79 games. They have an overall record of 49-19-11 and on the road they have a record of 18-13-7. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 270 goals and given up 222 goals for a point differential of +48. The Penguins have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 45-30 and an over/under record of 45-29-5. New Jersey shows up with a record of 28-37-14 including 16-15-8 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 176 goals and surrendered 229 for a goal differential of -53. The Devils have a record of 2-6-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-51 while their over/under record sits at 28-31-20.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 45-30 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 45-29-5 against the over/under
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 25-51 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 28-31-20 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
04/04/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. New Jersey
04/02/17 LW Chris Kunitz Lower Body out indefinitely
04/02/17 LW Tom Sestito Upper Body out indefinitely
03/12/17 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body out indefinitely
03/04/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
02/23/17 D Trevor Daley Knee out indefinitely
02/17/17 D Olli Maatta Hand out indefinitely
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
04/04/17 C Jacob Josefson Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
04/03/17 D Dalton Prout Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 04/08 vs NY Islanders)
03/18/17 RW Devante Smith-Pelly Lower Body 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 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 43 goals on 252 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 86 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 31 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,412 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,305 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Devils. He has 19 goals this season with 225 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Kyle Palmieri has averaged 17.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 182 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 20 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,718 shots against him and has given up 152 goals. He has made 1,566 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 109 total points this season. They have scored 270 goals while giving up 222 goals. They have had 255 power play opportunities and have scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 250 power play opportunities and given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.09% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 242 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 251 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 229 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.08%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 4,669 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,665 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51% as they have 3,542 attempts while they've given up 3,403 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 2,352 face off wins compared to 2,602 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.5%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,979 hits and they've blocked 1,262 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 3,840 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,403 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.6% as they have 2,975 shots while they've given up 3,403 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 46.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 2,339 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,397 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 1,000 shot attempts and they have 1,573 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Devils NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -180
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -180
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