Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Detroit Red Wings head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Red Wings at +119 and the Penguins at -131.
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Detroit has a record of 17-17-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-10-1-0. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 112 goals and surrendered 127 goals for a point differential of -15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 17-24-0 and an over/under record of 20-21-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 22-19-3 including 13-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 126 goals and have given up 138 for a goal differential of -12. Their record against the spread is 22-22-0 while their over/under mark is 22-20-0.
Valuable Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 17-24-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 20-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-22-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-20-0 against the over/under this season
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
01/07/18 GO Jimmy Howard Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
01/07/18 RW Luke Glendening Hand IR (12/22)
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/29/17 RW Bryan Rust Upper Body IR (12/27)
01/07/18 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Detroit
01/04/18 RW Carter Rowney Upper Body is out indefinitely
Anthony Mantha has scored 27 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 14 goals this season with 93 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 16.8 minutes played per contest. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 6 goals on 92 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Petr Mrazek has 3 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Red Wings. He has 321 shots against him and he's surrendered 37 goals. He's made 284 stops for a save percentage of 89%.
Phil Kessel has 47 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 18 goals this year with 157 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 29 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Sidney Crosby averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 15 goals on 123 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 15 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 847 shots against him and he's given up 82 goals. He's made 765 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have 41 total points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They've scored 112 goals while giving up 127 scores, which has them ranked 26th and 12th respectively. They have had 126 power play chances and scored 25 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the league. The Red Wings have given up 129 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.95% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 21st in the league with a total of 47 points this season. They have 41 power play goals on 154 chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 153 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 11th overall. As a team, the Penguins are 17th with a total of 126 goals scored while they've given up 138 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.32%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 26th overall in the NHL.
Detroit is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2%, as they've attempted 2,238 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,312 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.6% as they have 1,754 attempts while they have given up 1,779 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 15th in the league. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time, which is 19th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season. That is 12th overall in the NHL. They have 1,253 face-off wins compared to 1,320 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That ranks them 22nd in the league. On defense Detroit has 842 hits and they have blocked 533 shots from the opposition, putting them 31st overall.
The Penguins are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 1,410 face-off wins compared to 1,359 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 12th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,057 hits and they have blocked 651 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Pittsburgh is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52% as they've attempted 2,681 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,472 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53% ranks 3rd as they have 2,054 attempts while they have given up 1,821 shots on the defensive end.
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