Vegas Golden Knights at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 10/11/2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at +140 and the Penguins at -175.
Vegas has a record of 1-2-0 this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 6 goals and surrendered 10 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 1-2-0 and an over/under record of 2-1-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 1-1-0 this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 8 goals and given up 11 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 1-1-0 while their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 1-2-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 1-1-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/09/18 C Paul Stastny Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
10/03/18 RW Alex Tuch Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/01/18 C Cody Eakin Lower Body is out indefinitely
09/02/18 D Nate Schmidt Suspension 20-game suspension (eligible to return 11/18 vs Edmonton)
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/04/18 GO Tristan Jarry Lower Body is out indefinitely
Jon Marchessault has scored 4 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 2 goals this season with 14 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 2 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 1 win and 2 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 63 shots against him and he's surrendered 10 goals. He's made 53 stops for a save percentage of 84%.
Sidney Crosby has 2 total points this season for the Penguins. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 20.5 minutes played per contest. Kris Letang averages 25 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 40% by scoring 2 goals on 5 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the year. Matt Murray has 1 win and 1 loss this season in net for the Penguins. He has 65 shots against him and he's given up 11 goals. He's made 54 saves for a save percentage of 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 2 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 6 goals while giving up 10 scores, which has them ranked 24th and 13th respectively. The Golden Knights have given up 8 power play opportunities and surrendered 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking them 21st when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 5.77% for the year. They allow 24 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 86%, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 21st in the league with a total of 2 points this season. They have 2 power play goals on 9 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 16th in the NHL. As a team, the Penguins are 16th with a total of 8 goals scored while they've given up 11 goals this season, ranking 8th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 12.70%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 83%, putting them 29th overall in the NHL.
Vegas is 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 61.2%, as they've attempted 197 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 125 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 59.3% as they have 153 attempts while they have given up 105 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 59.6% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 40.4% for the season. That is 26th overall in the NHL. They have 93 face-off wins compared to 81 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.4%. That ranks them 6th in the league. On defense Vegas has 79 hits and they have blocked 20 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Penguins are 20th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.2% for the season, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 75 face-off wins compared to 58 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 56.4%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 45 hits and they have blocked 19 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Pittsburgh is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 57.2% as they've attempted 131 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 98 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.5% ranks 10th as they have 91 attempts while they have given up 79 shots on the defensive end.
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