Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Carolina Hurricanes head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Hurricanes at +136 and the Penguins at -150.
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Carolina has a record of 21-18-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-11-4-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 130 goals and surrendered 146 goals for a point differential of -16. For the year they have an ATS mark of 21-26-0 and an over/under record of 22-23-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 25-21-3 including 15-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 142 goals and have given up 149 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 25-24-0 while their over/under mark is 24-23-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 21-26-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 22-23-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 25-24-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 24-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
01/15/18 RW Sebastian Aho Concussion is out indefinitely
01/12/18 D Brett Pesce Upper Body IR (01/12)
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/29/17 RW Bryan Rust Upper Body IR (12/27)
01/20/18 LW Conor Sheary Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Carolina
01/17/18 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body IR (12/27)
01/17/18 GO Matt Murray Personal is out indefinitely
01/04/18 RW Carter Rowney Upper Body IR (01/02)
Teuvo Teravainen has scored 36 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 11 goals this season with 101 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 16.8 minutes played per contest. Jeff Skinner averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 14 goals on 164 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Cam Ward has 12 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 582 shots against him and he's surrendered 54 goals. He's made 528 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Sidney Crosby has 51 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 17 goals this year with 139 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 20.8 minutes played per contest. Phil Kessel averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 21 goals on 178 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the year. Tristan Jarry has 9 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 472 shots against him and he's given up 38 goals. He's made 434 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 50 total points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They've scored 130 goals while giving up 146 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 10th respectively. They have had 153 power play chances and scored 29 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 19th in the league. The Hurricanes have given up 115 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 27th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.07% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 20th in the league with a total of 53 points this season. They have 46 power play goals on 174 chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 168 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 8th overall. As a team, the Penguins are 12th with a total of 142 goals scored while they've given up 149 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.39%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 24th overall in the NHL.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 54.1% as they've tried 3,025 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,562 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 1st in Corsi percentage. They are 1st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.8% as they have 2,252 shots while they've given up 1,937 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 58% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42% for the year. That puts them 1st and 31st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,449 face-off wins as opposed to 1,322 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That is 5th overall in the NHL. On defense Carolina has 900 hits and they've blocked 625 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 30th in the league.
The Penguins are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 1,555 face-off wins compared to 1,508 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,182 hits and they have blocked 712 shots from the opposition, which is 12th in the league. Pittsburgh is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they've attempted 3,006 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,751 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53% ranks 3rd as they have 2,297 attempts while they have given up 2,039 shots on the defensive end.
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