Friday, March 31, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +113 and the Rangers at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 46-19-11 and on the road they have a record of 17-13-7. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 259 goals and given up 216 goals for a point differential of +43. The Penguins have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-30 and an over/under record of 44-27-5. New York shows up with a record of 46-26-5 including 19-16-3 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 245 goals and surrendered 206 for a goal differential of +39. The Rangers have a record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-31 while their over/under record sits at 38-32-7.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-30 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 44-27-5 against the over/under
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 43-31 straight up
The New York Rangers are 38-32-7 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
03/30/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body "?" Friday vs. NY Rangers
03/29/17 LW Tom Sestito Upper Body "?" Friday vs. NY Rangers
03/22/17 C Jake Guentzel Concussion out indefinitely
03/17/17 D Ron Hainsey 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 York Rangers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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 42 goals on 245 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 82 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 28 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,305 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,204 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
J.T. Miller has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 22 goals this season with 127 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 16.4 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 18.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 15 goals on 186 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Antti Raanta has 16 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 782 shots against him and has given up 61 goals. He has made 721 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 103 total points this season. They have scored 259 goals while giving up 216 goals. They have had 247 power play opportunities and have scored 55 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 244 power play opportunities and given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.01% 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 Rangers have a total of 97 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 223 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 211 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 245 goals scored while they've given up 206 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.59%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 4,513 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,465 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.3% as they have 3,423 attempts while they've given up 3,256 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 54.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the season. They have 2,279 face off wins compared to 2,495 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.7%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,896 hits and they've blocked 1,209 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 4,264 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,407 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.1% as they have 3,250 shots while they've given up 3,243 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 49.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 2,207 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,353 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,164 shot attempts and they have 1,607 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Rangers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take New York -125
Tony's Pick: Take New York -125
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