Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/27/2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -140 and the Red Wings at +127.
Pittsburgh has a record of 43-27-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 15-19-4-2. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 251 goals and given up 233 goals for a point differential of +18. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-33-0 and an over/under record of 43-31-0. Detroit has a record of 27-37-11 including 14-15-8-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 192 goals and surrendered 233 for a goal differential of -41. Their record against the spread is 27-48-0 while their over/under record is 30-43-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-33-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 27-48-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 30-43-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
03/25/18 RW Zach Aston-Reese Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit
03/17/18 RW Carter Rowney Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
03/23/18 D Mike Green Back is out for season
Matt Murray has 24 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 1,277 shots against him and he's given up 117 goals. He's made 1,160 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Sidney Crosby has accumulated 83 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 26 goals this year with 226 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 57 assists on the season and averages 20.7 minutes played per game. Phil Kessel averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 30 goals on 246 shots. He has 55 assists, giving him a total of 85 points on the season.
Henrik Zetterberg has scored 48 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 10 goals this season with 158 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Jimmy Howard has 19 wins and 27 losses this year in goal for the Red Wings. He has 1,642 shots against him and he's surrendered 150 goals. He's made 1,492 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Anthony Mantha averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 23 goals on 176 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have allowed 247 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 17th in the NHL. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.55% 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 92 total points this season, ranking 10th in the NHL in offense. They are 3rd in the league with 251 goals while they've given up 233 goals, which is 12th overall. They have had 237 power play opportunities and scored 62 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 1st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Red Wings are 28th with 192 goals scored while they are 11th in the NHL with 233 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.40%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 22nd place in the league. The Red Wings have a total of 65 points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 37 power play goals on 215 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks their power play unit 24th. They've allowed 237 power play opportunities and have given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, which is 22nd overall.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've tried 4,617 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,314 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 7th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 3,533 shots while they've given up 3,207 attempts on defense. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the year. That puts them 6th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,372 face-off wins as opposed to 2,372 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 18th overall in the NHL. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,806 hits and they've blocked 1,107 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 16th in the league.
The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.6% for the year. That ranks them 16th and 12th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,232 face-off wins as opposed to 2,350 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,498 hits and they've blocked 1,058 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. Detroit is ranked 22nd in Corsi percentage with 48.7% as they've tried 4,131 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,353 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 49.2%, as they have 3,189 shots while they've given up 3,295 attempts on defense.
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