Pittsburgh Penguins at Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Bell MTS Place
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Bell MTS Place to take on the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at +136 and the Jets at -150.
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Pittsburgh has a record of 7-3-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-3-0. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 34 goals and surrendered 41 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 7-4-0 and an over/under record of 7-4-0. Winnipeg has a record of 4-3-2 including 2-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 24 goals and have given up 30 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 4-5-0 while their over/under mark is 6-3-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-4-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 4-5-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 6-3-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/25/17 D Justin Schultz Concussion is out indefinitely
10/23/17 RW Carter Rowney Undisclosed IR (10/23)
10/17/17 D Matt Hunwick Concussion IR (10/17)
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
10/27/17 RW Joel Armia Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/17/17 C Adam Lowry Upper Body IR (10/17)
10/16/17 C Mathieu Perreault Lower Body IR (10/16)
Evgeni Malkin has scored 11 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 3 goals this season with 27 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 17.9 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 12% by tallying 5 goals on 42 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 7 wins and 0 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 283 shots against him and he's surrendered 25 goals. He's made 258 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Nikolaj Ehlers has 8 total points this season for the Jets. He has 6 goals this year with 30 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 17.6 minutes played per contest. Mark Scheifele averages 21.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 3 goals on 18 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Connor Hellebuyck has 4 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Jets. He has 174 shots against him and he's given up 12 goals. He's made 162 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 15 total points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They've scored 34 goals while giving up 41 scores, which has them ranked 9th and 3rd respectively. They have had 44 power play chances and scored 12 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 5th in the league. The Penguins have given up 46 power play opportunities and surrendered 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 17th when short-handed. They average 36 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.61% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jets are 18th in the league with a total of 10 points this season. They have 4 power play goals on 31 chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 27th in the NHL. They've given up 33 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 22nd overall. As a team, the Jets are 28th with a total of 24 goals scored while they've given up 30 goals this season, ranking 15th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.02%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th overall in the NHL.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've tried 663 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 670 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 15th in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.7% as they have 506 shots while they've given up 492 attempts on defense. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the year. That puts them 12th and 22nd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 362 face-off wins as opposed to 368 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 19th overall in the NHL. On defense Pittsburgh has 254 hits and they've blocked 178 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 3rd in the league.
The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 42.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 57.5% for the year. That ranks them 31st and 1st respectively in the NHL. They have 283 face-off wins as opposed to 279 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Winnipeg has 171 hits and they've blocked 148 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 10th in blocked shots. Winnipeg is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 45.3% as they've tried 467 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 563 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 31st in the NHL at 45.4%, as they have 345 shots while they've given up 415 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Jets NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +136
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +136
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