Vegas Golden Knights at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at +126 and the Penguins at -139.
Vegas has a record of 35-13-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-10-2-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 177 goals and surrendered 140 goals for a point differential of +37. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-17-0 and an over/under record of 29-21-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 29-22-3 including 19-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 164 goals and have given up 162 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 29-25-0 while their over/under mark is 27-25-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 35-17-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 29-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-25-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 27-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
02/04/18 LW William Carrier Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Pittsburgh
01/18/18 LW Tomas Nosek Upper Body IR (01/16)
01/10/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand IR (01/08)
01/05/18 D Jon Merrill Lower Body IR (01/04)
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
02/03/18 D Matt Hunwick Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Vegas
02/03/18 RW Patric Hornqvist Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs Vegas
02/01/18 LW Conor Sheary Lower Body IR (01/30)
David Perron has scored 46 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 13 goals this season with 85 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 17.7 minutes played per contest. James Neal averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 22 goals on 149 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 15 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 640 shots against him and he's surrendered 39 goals. He's made 601 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
Sidney Crosby has 58 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 17 goals this year with 151 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 41 assists on the year and averages 20.8 minutes played per contest. Phil Kessel averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 23 goals on 189 attempts. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 63 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 17 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 922 shots against him and he's given up 88 goals. He's made 834 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 74 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 177 goals while giving up 140 scores, which has them ranked 3rd and 25th respectively. They have had 163 power play chances and scored 34 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 152 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.34% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 14th in the league with a total of 61 points this season. They have 51 power play goals on 185 chances for a percentage of 28%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 186 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Penguins are 9th with a total of 164 goals scored while they've given up 162 goals this season, ranking 9th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.86%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 24th overall in the NHL.
Vegas is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9%, as they've attempted 3,200 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,963 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.3% as they have 2,384 attempts while they have given up 2,177 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 1,579 face-off wins compared to 1,616 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Vegas has 994 hits and they have blocked 786 shots from the opposition, putting them 15th overall.
The Penguins are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 1,708 face-off wins compared to 1,659 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 12th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,321 hits and they have blocked 793 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Pittsburgh is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've attempted 3,278 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,067 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.5% ranks 3rd as they have 2,509 attempts while they have given up 2,274 shots on the defensive end.
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