Thursday, March 23, 2017
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -130 and the Senators at +118. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 46-17-9 and on the road they have a record of 17-13-6. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 252 goals and given up 199 goals for a point differential of +53. The Penguins have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-26 and an over/under record of 42-26-4. Ottawa shows up with a record of 40-24-8 including 19-11-8 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 191 goals and surrendered 187 for a goal differential of +4. The Senators have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-32 while their over/under record sits at 28-41-3.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-26 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 42-26-4 against the over/under
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 36-32 straight up
The Ottawa Senators are 28-41-3 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
03/22/17 C Jake Guentzel Concussion out indefinitely
03/21/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Ottawa
03/21/17 LW Tom Sestito Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Ottawa
03/17/17 D Ron Hainsey Undisclosed 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 expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/17/17 D Olli Maatta Hand expected to miss 6 weeks
02/13/17 RW Bryan Rust Arm out indefinitely
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
10/09/16 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion out for season
03/13/17 RW Mark Stone Lower Body out indefinitely
02/27/17 GO Andrew Hammond Hip out for season
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 18% by scoring 41 goals on 230 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 81 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 28 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,243 shots against him and has given up 95 goals. He has made 1,148 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Erik Karlsson has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Senators. He has 14 goals this season with 201 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 52 assists on the season and averages 26.8 minutes played per game. Kyle Turris has averaged 19.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 25 goals on 160 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Mike Condon has 18 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has had 1,040 shots against him and has given up 89 goals. He has made 951 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 101 total points this season. They have scored 252 goals while giving up 199 goals. They have had 239 power play opportunities and have scored 53 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 236 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.27% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have a total of 88 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 226 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 226 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 191 goals scored while they've given up 187 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.84%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've attempted 4,265 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,231 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 3,253 attempts while they've given up 3,079 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season. They have 2,163 face off wins compared to 2,368 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.7%. On defense has 1,777 hits and they've blocked 1,152 shots from the opposition.
Ottawa has attempted 3,988 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,319 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 2,951 shots while they've given up 3,111 attempts on defense. The Senators have an offensive zone percentage of 52.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 2,261 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,161 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,208 shot attempts and they have 1,886 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Senators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa +118
Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa +118
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