Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Parlay 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at -120 and the Blue Jackets at +109.
Pittsburgh has a record of 33-22-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-15-3-2. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 185 goals and surrendered 175 goals for a point differential of +10. For the year they have an ATS mark of 33-26-0 and an over/under record of 30-27-0. Columbus has a record of 29-24-5, including 17-10-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 155 goals and have given up 164 for a goal differential of -9. Their record against the spread is 29-29-0 while their over/under mark is 25-32-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 33-26-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 30-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 29-29-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 25-32-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
02/15/18 D Matt Hunwick Upper Body is out indefinitely
02/09/18 RW Patric Hornqvist Lower Body IR (02/02)
02/09/18 RW Tom Kuhnhackl Lower Body IR (02/07)
02/06/18 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
01/17/18 LW Sonny Milano Oblique IR (01/08)
Matt Murray has 21 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 1,085 shots against him and he's surrendered 100 goals. He's made 985 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Phil Kessel has scored 66 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 24 goals this season with 202 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 42 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Sidney Crosby averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 19 goals on 168 attempts. He has 47 assists, giving him a total of 66 points on the year.
Artemi Panarin has 46 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 15 goals this year with 160 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 20.5 minutes played per contest. Sergei Bobrovsky has 24 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,421 shots against him and he's given up 113 goals. He's made 1,308 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Seth Jones averages 24.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 8 goals on 187 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have given up 200 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this season. That is 8th in the league. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.18% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 23rd in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Penguins are 10th overall with 70 total points this year. They are 6th in the league with 185 goals and 11th in goals allowed with 175. They've had 199 power play chances and scored 53 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 25th with a total of 154 goals scored while they are 22nd with 162 goals surrendered this season. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.74%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 12th in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 62 points this season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have had 24 power play goals on 163 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 31st overall. They've given up 148 power play opportunities and surrendered 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 27th when short-handed.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.6% as they've tried 3,575 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,359 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 7th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.2% as they have 2,727 shots while they've given up 2,493 attempts on defense. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the year. That puts them 13th and 21st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,857 face-off wins as opposed to 1,826 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,444 hits and they've blocked 866 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the year. That ranks them 6th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,673 face-off wins as opposed to 1,844 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That is 26th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,250 hits and they've blocked 869 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 12th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 3,520 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,311 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 2nd in the NHL at 52.8%, as they have 2,730 shots while they've given up 2,442 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -120 and over 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -120 and over 5.5 total goals
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