Winnipeg Jets at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
PPG Paints Arena
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The Winnipeg Jets head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Jets at +153 and the Penguins at -170.
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Winnipeg has a record of 4-3-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-1-0. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 22 goals and surrendered 26 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-3-0 and an over/under record of 6-1-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 6-3-1 including 3-0-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 32 goals and have given up 40 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 6-4-0 while their over/under mark is 7-3-0.
Valuable Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 4-3-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 6-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 6-4-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-3-0 against the over/under this season
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
10/17/17 C Adam Lowry Upper Body IR (10/17)
10/16/17 C Mathieu Perreault Lower Body IR (10/16)
10/08/17 LW Matt Hendricks Lower Body IR (10/01)
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)
Mark Scheifele has scored 8 total points this year for the Jets. He has 3 goals this season with 12 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 20.6 minutes played per contest. Nikolaj Ehlers averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by tallying 6 goals on 26 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Connor Hellebuyck has 4 wins and 0 losses this season in goal for the Jets. He has 138 shots against him and he's surrendered 10 goals. He's made 128 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Sidney Crosby has 10 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 5 goals this year with 35 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 20.1 minutes played per contest. Evgeni Malkin averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 3 goals on 25 attempts. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 6 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 252 shots against him and he's given up 24 goals. He's made 228 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jets have 8 total points this year, which is 23rd in the NHL. They've scored 22 goals while giving up 26 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 14th respectively. They have had 23 power play chances and scored 4 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 15th in the league. The Jets have given up 25 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, ranking them 30th when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.73% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 5th in the league with a total of 13 points this season. They have 12 power play goals on 40 chances for a percentage of 30%. That is 3rd in the NHL. They've given up 44 power play opportunities and surrendered 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 17th overall. As a team, the Penguins are 6th with a total of 32 goals scored while they've given up 40 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 36 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.91%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 88%, putting them 30th overall in the NHL.
Winnipeg has a Corsi percentage of 46% as they've tried 360 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 422 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 30th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 45.7% as they have 260 shots while they've given up 309 attempts on defense. The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 40.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 59.2% for the year. That puts them 31st and 1st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 221 face-off wins as opposed to 215 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense Winnipeg has 138 hits and they've blocked 113 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the year. That ranks them 13th and 22nd respectively in the NHL. They have 326 face-off wins as opposed to 341 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 225 hits and they've blocked 165 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 2nd in blocked shots. Pittsburgh is ranked 20th in Corsi percentage with 49% as they've tried 593 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 616 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 50.3%, as they have 456 shots while they've given up 451 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Penguins NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg +153
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg +153
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