Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Parlay 12/17/2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Anaheim Ducks head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, December 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Ducks at +153 and the Penguins at -170.
Anaheim has a record of 18-11-5 this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 89 goals and surrendered 98 goals for a point differential of -9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-16-0 and an over/under record of 13-20-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 15-11-6 this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 110 goals and given up 104 for a goal differential of +6. Their record against the spread is 15-17-0 while their over/under mark is 15-13-0.
Valuable Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 18-16-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 13-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 15-17-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 15-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
12/12/18 C Rickard Rakell Ankle is out indefinitely
12/12/18 GO Ryan Miller MCL is out indefinitely
11/15/18 D Cam Fowler Facial is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Korbinian Holzer Wrist is out indefinitely
10/01/18 RW Patrick Eaves Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RW Corey Perry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/15/18 D Kris Letang Lower Body is questionable Monday vs Anaheim
12/12/18 RW Patric Hornqvist Upper Body IR (12/12)
12/07/18 LW Dominik Simon Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/15/18 D Justin Schultz Lower Body is out indefinitely
John Gibson has 14 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Ducks. He has 898 shots against him and he's surrendered 66 goals. He's made 832 stops for a save percentage of 93%. Ryan Getzlaf has scored 26 total points this year for the Ducks. He has 8 goals this season with 61 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. Brandon Montour averages 23 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 5 goals on 64 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year.
Evgeni Malkin has 35 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 10 goals this year with 74 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 18.9 minutes played per contest. Casey DeSmith has 10 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 624 shots against him and he's given up 48 goals. He's made 576 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Phil Kessel averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 93 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks have given up 121 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this season. That is 14th in the league. They average 27 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.74% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 1st in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Ducks are 9th overall with 41 total points this year. They are 26th in the league with 89 goals and 18th in goals allowed with 98. They've had 91 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Penguins are 8th with a total of 110 goals scored while they are 11th with 104 goals surrendered this season. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.53%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 17th in the league. The Penguins have a total of 36 points this season, which is 16th in the NHL. They have had 20 power play goals on 88 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 10th overall. They've given up 93 power play opportunities and surrendered 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 7th when short-handed.
Anaheim is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 44.6%, as they've attempted 1,766 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,198 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 43.9% as they have 1,316 attempts while they have given up 1,681 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 30th in the league. The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 1,041 face-off wins compared to 986 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That ranks them 11th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 756 hits and they have blocked 517 shots from the opposition, putting them 2nd overall.
The Penguins are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 982 face-off wins compared to 982 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 979 hits and they have blocked 464 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Pittsburgh is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.3% as they've attempted 1,873 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,852 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.5% ranks 14th as they have 1,416 attempts while they have given up 1,388 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -170 and over 6 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -170 and over 6 total goals
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