Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at +104 and the Ducks at -115.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Pittsburgh has a record of 24-19-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-12-2-1. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 135 goals and surrendered 141 goals for a point differential of -6. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-22-0 and an over/under record of 23-21-0. Anaheim has a record of 20-16-9 including 10-8-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 122 goals and have given up 125 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 20-25-0 while their over/under mark is 15-29-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 24-22-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 23-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 20-25-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 15-29-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/29/17 RW Bryan Rust Upper Body IR (12/27)
01/14/18 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is "?" Wednesday vs Anaheim
01/12/18 GO Matt Murray Personal is out indefinitely
01/04/18 RW Carter Rowney Upper Body IR (12/02)
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
12/01/17 LW Michael Liambas Upper Body IR (11/30)
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Lower Body IR (10/14)
01/14/18 LW Andrew Cogliano Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 01/19 vs Los Angeles)
Sidney Crosby has scored 47 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 17 goals this season with 132 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 20.7 minutes played per contest. Phil Kessel averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 20 goals on 168 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 15 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 847 shots against him and he's surrendered 82 goals. He's made 765 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Rickard Rakell has 32 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 15 goals this year with 113 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Brandon Montour averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 92 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year. John Gibson has 14 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 1,102 shots against him and he's given up 85 goals. He's made 1,017 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 51 total points this year, which is 17th in the NHL. They've scored 135 goals while giving up 141 scores, which has them ranked 11th and 8th respectively. They have had 162 power play chances and scored 43 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the league. The Penguins have given up 161 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.45% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 20th in the league with a total of 49 points this season. They have 21 power play goals on 122 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL. They've given up 168 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Ducks are 23rd with a total of 122 goals scored while they've given up 125 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.21%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
Pittsburgh is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.3%, as they've attempted 2,814 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,568 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.3% as they have 2,160 attempts while they have given up 1,896 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 1,474 face-off wins compared to 1,415 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,116 hits and they have blocked 672 shots from the opposition, putting them 12th overall.
The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 46.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.5% for the year. That ranks them 29th and 1st respectively in the NHL. They have 1,393 face-off wins as opposed to 1,351 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 1,059 hits and they've blocked 703 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 6th in blocked shots. Anaheim is ranked 30th in Corsi percentage with 46.3% as they've tried 2,457 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,855 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 31st in the NHL at 46.4%, as they have 1,866 shots while they've given up 2,152 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Ducks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +104 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +104
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.