Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +180 and the Devils at -201.
Pittsburgh has a record of 28-21-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-14-2-1. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 156 goals and given up 155 goals for a point differential of +1. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-24-0 and an over/under record of 26-24-0. New Jersey has a record of 26-16-8 including 14-8-3-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 151 goals and surrendered 150 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 26-24-0 while their over/under record is 26-23-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-24-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 26-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 26-24-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 26-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
02/01/18 LW Conor Sheary Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/01/18 D Matt Hunwick Upper Body is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
01/04/18 RW Carter Rowney Upper Body IR (01/02)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/01/18 GO Cory Schneider Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/25)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
Matthew Murray has 16 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 889 shots against him and he's given up 84 goals. He's made 805 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Sidney Crosby has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 17 goals this year with 145 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 20.8 minutes played per game. Phil Kessel averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 21 goals on 184 shots. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 59 points on the season.
Nico Hischier has scored 31 total points this year for the Devils. He has 9 goals this season with 115 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 16.3 minutes played per game. Keith Kinkaid has 9 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Devils. He has 424 shots against him and he's surrendered 44 goals. He's made 380 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Jesper Bratt averages 16.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 12 goals on 70 shots. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have allowed 180 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 10th in the NHL. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.69% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 23rd in the league. The Penguins has 59 total points this season, ranking 16th in the NHL in offense. They are 9th in the league with 156 goals while they've given up 155 goals, which is 11th overall. They have had 180 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Devils are 14th with 151 goals scored while they are 12th in the NHL with 150 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.67%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 20th place in the league. The Devils have a total of 60 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 33 power play goals on 159 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 10th. They've allowed 172 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which is 8th overall.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've tried 3,173 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,938 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 3rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.8% as they have 2,430 shots while they've given up 2,176 attempts on defense. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the year. That puts them 10th and 23rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,652 face-off wins as opposed to 1,597 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That is 13th overall in the NHL. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,274 hits and they've blocked 762 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the year. That ranks them 22nd and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,451 face-off wins as opposed to 1,627 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.1%. That is 29th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,049 hits and they've blocked 728 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. New Jersey is ranked 24th in Corsi percentage with 48.3% as they've tried 2,727 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,916 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 21st in the NHL at 49.2%, as they have 2,118 shots while they've given up 2,188 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Devils NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey -201
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey -201
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