Pittsburgh Penguins at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Parlay 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at -145 and the Canucks at +131.
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Pittsburgh has a record of 8-5-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-5-1. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 40 goals and surrendered 54 goals for a point differential of -14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-7-0 and an over/under record of 8-7-0. Vancouver has a record of 6-4-2, including 2-3-2 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 31 goals and have given up 29 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 6-6-0 while their over/under mark is 5-7-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 8-7-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 8-7-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 6-6-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/31/17 D Justin Schultz Concussion IR (10/24)
10/23/17 RW Carter Rowney Undisclosed IR (10/23)
10/17/17 D Matt Hunwick Concussion IR (10/17)
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
10/23/17 D Troy Stecher Lower Body IR (10/23)
10/17/17 LW Loui Eriksson Knee IR (10/17)
10/15/17 C Cole Cassels Arm IR (10/03)
10/14/17 D Alexander Edler MCL IR (10/12)
10/07/17 F Brendan Gaunce Shoulder IR (10/03)
Player SpotlightMatthew Murray has 8 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 358 shots against him and he's surrendered 33 goals. He's made 325 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeni Malkin has scored 15 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 6 goals this season with 43 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 9 assists on the year and averages 17.7 minutes played per contest. Sidney Crosby averages 20.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 5 goals on 50 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the year.
Thomas Vanek has 6 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 4 goals this year with 25 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 13.7 minutes played per contest. Jacob Markstrom has 3 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 238 shots against him and he's given up 20 goals. He's made 218 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Brock Boeser averages 15.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 2 goals on 27 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Penguins have given up 62 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 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 7.53% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, ranking them 27th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Penguins are 6th overall with 18 total points this year. They are 14th in the league with 40 goals and 2nd in goals allowed with 54. They've had 55 power play chances and scored 16 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 29%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canucks are 28th with a total of 31 goals scored while they are 30th with 29 goals surrendered this season. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.22%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 7th in the league. The Canucks have a total of 14 points this season, which is 18th in the NHL. They have had 8 power play goals on 54 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 25th overall. They've given up 44 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 8th when short-handed.
Pittsburgh is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50%, as they've attempted 902 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 901 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51% as they have 695 attempts while they have given up 668 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 11th in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 478 face-off wins compared to 493 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That ranks them 21st in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 338 hits and they have blocked 233 shots from the opposition, putting them 2nd overall.
The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the year. That ranks them 11th and 24th respectively in the NHL. They have 388 face-off wins as opposed to 356 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.2%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 184 hits and they've blocked 134 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 31st in blocked shots. Vancouver is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've tried 665 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 617 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 7th in the NHL at 51.5%, as they have 512 shots while they've given up 483 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver +131 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver +131 and under 5.5 total goals
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