New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The New Jersey Devils head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at +188 and the Penguins at -210.
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New Jersey has a record of 32-22-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 15-10-5-3. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 185 goals and surrendered 188 goals for a point differential of -3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 32-30-0 and an over/under record of 32-28-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 36-23-4 including 23-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 206 goals and have given up 187 for a goal differential of +19. Their record against the spread is 36-27-0 while their over/under mark is 34-27-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 32-30-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 32-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-27-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 34-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/24/18 C John Quenneville Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Pittsburgh
02/09/18 GO Cory Schneider Groin IR (01/22)
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
02/25/18 C Derick Brassard Acquired is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
02/09/18 RW Tom Kuhnhackl Lower Body IR (02/07)
Taylor Hall has scored 66 total points this year for the Devils. He has 26 goals this season with 208 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 19.1 minutes played per contest. Nico Hischier averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 13 goals on 138 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 14 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 691 shots against him and he's surrendered 69 goals. He's made 622 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Phil Kessel has 70 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 26 goals this year with 215 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 44 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 11% by scoring 20 goals on 175 attempts. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 68 points on the year. Matt Murray has 23 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 1,159 shots against him and he's given up 106 goals. He's made 1,053 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 72 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 185 goals while giving up 188 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 11th respectively. They have had 193 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 19th in the league. The Devils have given up 209 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.50% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 10th in the league with a total of 76 points this season. They have 55 power play goals on 202 chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 209 power play opportunities and surrendered 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 7th overall. As a team, the Penguins are 6th with a total of 206 goals scored while they've given up 187 goals this season, ranking 12th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.56%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 23rd overall in the NHL.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 48.8% as they've tried 3,441 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,610 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 22nd in Corsi percentage. They are 17th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.6% as they have 2,678 shots while they've given up 2,724 attempts on defense. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the year. That puts them 24th and 10th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,785 face-off wins as opposed to 1,990 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense New Jersey has 1,335 hits and they've blocked 886 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 20th in the league.
The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the year. That ranks them 12th and 18th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,964 face-off wins as opposed to 1,949 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,520 hits and they've blocked 914 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 15th in blocked shots. Pittsburgh is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 3,812 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,584 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52.1%, as they have 2,905 shots while they've given up 2,670 attempts on defense.
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