Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Parlay 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Pittsburgh has a record of 19-17-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-11-2-1. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 110 goals and surrendered 124 goals for a point differential of -14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 19-20-0 and an over/under record of 20-17-0. Philadelphia has a record of 16-14-8, including 8-7-4-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 106 goals and have given up 109 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 16-22-0 while their over/under mark is 19-17-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 19-20-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 20-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 16-22-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 19-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/30/17 GO Matt Murray Upper Body is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/29/17 RW Bryan Rust Upper Body is out indefinitely
12/29/17 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is out indefinitely
12/28/17 D Kris Letang Lower Body IR (12/24)
12/07/17 D Justin Schultz Lower Body IR (12/05)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
11/06/17 RW Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Matthew Murray has 14 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 774 shots against him and he's surrendered 74 goals. He's made 700 stops for a save percentage of 90%. Phil Kessel has scored 41 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 16 goals this season with 146 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Sidney Crosby averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 14 goals on 115 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year.
Claude Giroux has 46 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 13 goals this year with 78 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Brian Elliott has 14 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 931 shots against him and he's given up 80 goals. He's made 851 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Jakub Voracek averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 8 goals on 130 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have given up 141 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this season. That is 18th in the league. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.11% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, ranking them 28th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Penguins are 20th overall with 41 total points this year. They are 18th in the league with 110 goals and 6th in goals allowed with 124. They've had 141 power play chances and scored 35 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Flyers are 22nd with a total of 106 goals scored while they are 22nd with 109 goals surrendered this season. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.68%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th in the league. The Flyers have a total of 40 points this season, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have had 26 power play goals on 133 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th overall. They've given up 121 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 29th when short-handed.
Pittsburgh is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52%, as they've attempted 2,397 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,212 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.1% as they have 1,842 attempts while they have given up 1,630 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time, which is 5th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 1,255 face-off wins compared to 1,203 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That ranks them 11th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 934 hits and they have blocked 582 shots from the opposition, putting them 9th overall.
The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 19th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,220 face-off wins as opposed to 1,093 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That is 1st in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 772 hits and they've blocked 571 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 15th in blocked shots. Philadelphia is ranked 15th in Corsi percentage with 50.1% as they've tried 2,202 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,193 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 16th in the NHL at 50.4%, as they have 1,649 shots while they've given up 1,622 attempts on defense.
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