Pittsburgh Penguins at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +104 and the Stars at -115.
Pittsburgh has a record of 30-22-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-15-2-1. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 169 goals and given up 166 goals for a point differential of +3. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-25-0 and an over/under record of 28-25-0. Dallas has a record of 31-19-4 including 19-8-1-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 167 goals and surrendered 140 for a goal differential of +27. Their record against the spread is 31-23-0 while their over/under record is 29-24-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 30-25-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 31-23-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 29-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
02/06/18 RW Carter Rowney Lower Body left last game, is "?" Friday vs Dallas
02/06/18 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is out indefinitely
02/06/18 D Matt Hunwick Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Dallas
02/06/18 RW Tom Kuhnhackl Lower Body left last game, is "?" Friday vs Dallas
02/05/18 RW Patric Hornqvist Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/01/18 LW Conor Sheary Lower Body IR (01/30)
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
02/08/18 C Martin Hanzal Muscle Pull is "?" Thursday vs Chicago
02/01/18 D Marc Methot Knee IR (01/05)
Matthew Murray has 18 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 947 shots against him and he's given up 92 goals. He's made 855 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Phil Kessel has accumulated 65 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 24 goals this year with 192 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 155 shots. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 60 points on the season.
Jamie Benn has scored 49 total points this year for the Stars. He has 21 goals this season with 159 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Ben Bishop has 22 wins and 14 losses this year in goal for the Stars. He has 1,181 shots against him and he's surrendered 96 goals. He's made 1,085 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Tyler Seguin averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 26 goals on 217 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have allowed 189 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 8th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.95% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 24th in the league. The Penguins has 63 total points this season, ranking 13th in the NHL in offense. They are 7th in the league with 169 goals while they've given up 166 goals, which is 8th overall. They have had 190 power play opportunities and scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Stars are 9th with 167 goals scored while they are 26th in the NHL with 140 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.70%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 12th place in the league. The Stars have a total of 66 points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 35 power play goals on 170 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 13th. They've allowed 185 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, which is 10th overall.
Pittsburgh is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.7%, as they've attempted 3,338 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,119 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.6% as they have 2,559 attempts while they have given up 2,310 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time, which is 10th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 1,740 face-off wins compared to 1,685 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That ranks them 11th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,358 hits and they have blocked 809 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 4th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,805 face-off wins as opposed to 1,603 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Dallas has 1,137 hits and they've blocked 813 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 12th in blocked shots. Dallas is ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've tried 3,203 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,007 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 6th in the NHL at 51.7%, as they have 2,350 shots while they've given up 2,194 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Stars NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -115
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -115
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