Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Toronto Maple Leafs head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Maple Leafs at +118 and the Penguins at -130.
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Toronto has a record of 35-19-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-11-3-1. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 198 goals and surrendered 165 goals for a point differential of +33. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-24-0 and an over/under record of 27-28-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 33-22-4 including 22-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 185 goals and have given up 175 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 33-26-0 while their over/under mark is 30-27-0.
Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 35-24-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 27-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important 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
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
11/06/17 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia IR (10/03)
02/16/18 D Jake Gardiner Lower Body left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
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
Auston Matthews has scored 47 total points this year for the Maple Leafs. He has 26 goals this season with 148 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. William Nylander averages 16.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 14 goals on 133 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the year. Frederik Andersen has 29 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Maple Leafs. He has 1,667 shots against him and he's surrendered 130 goals. He's made 1,537 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Phil Kessel has 66 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 24 goals this year with 199 shots on goal, 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 20.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 19 goals on 165 attempts. He has 46 assists, giving him a total of 65 points on the year. Matt Murray has 20 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 1,050 shots against him and he's given up 99 goals. He's made 951 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 75 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 198 goals while giving up 165 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 17th respectively. They have had 164 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 15th in the league. The Maple Leafs have given up 173 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 5th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.60% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 11th in the league with a total of 68 points this season. They have 52 power play goals on 195 chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 197 power play opportunities and surrendered 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 7th overall. As a team, the Penguins are 7th with a total of 182 goals scored while they've given up 174 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.21%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 23rd overall in the NHL.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 49.4% as they've tried 3,554 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,645 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 23rd in Corsi percentage. They are 25th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.3% as they have 2,630 shots while they've given up 2,820 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 48.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.7% for the year. That puts them 28th and 9th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,930 face-off wins as opposed to 1,811 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 6th overall in the NHL. On defense Toronto has 1,201 hits and they've blocked 825 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 16th in the league.
The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the year. That ranks them 12th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They have 1,828 face-off wins as opposed to 1,799 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,427 hits and they've blocked 854 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 14th in blocked shots. Pittsburgh is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 3,507 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,300 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52.3%, as they have 2,678 shots while they've given up 2,446 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Maple Leafs/Penguins NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Toronto +118
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto +118
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