Friday, May 19, 2017
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Friday in Game 4 of their series. Ottawa leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -123 and the Senators at +111.
Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 50-21-11 and on the road they had a record of 19-15-7. They finished 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 282 goals and given up 234 goals for a point differential of +48. For the season they have an ATS record of 46-31 and an over/under record of 47-30-5. Ottawa finished with a record of 44-28-10 including 22-11-8 at home this season. They were 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 212 goals and surrendered 214 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 38-37 while their over/under record sits at 32-47-3.
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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 Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 38-37 straight up
The Ottawa Senators are 32-47-3 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
05/17/17 RW Bryan Rust Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Ottawa
05/17/17 RW Patric Hornqvist Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Ottawa
05/17/17 D Justin Schultz Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Ottawa
04/05/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out for season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
05/03/17 D Mark Borowiecki 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 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%.
Erik Karlsson has accumulated 71 total points this season for the Senators. He has 17 goals this season with 218 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 54 assists on the season and averages 26.8 minutes played per game. Kyle Turris has averaged 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 27 goals on 185 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Craig Anderson has 25 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has had 1,247 shots against him and has given up 92 goals. He has made 1,155 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 Senators have a total of 98 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 254 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 247 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 212 goals scored while they've given up 214 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.61%. 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.
Ottawa has attempted 4,550 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,863 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49% as they have 3,380 shots while they've given up 3,511 attempts on defense. The Senators have an offensive zone percentage of 52.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51% as they've compiled 2,549 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense Ottawa has blocked 1,352 shot attempts and they have 2,114 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Senators NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa +111
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa +111
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