Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Tips 11/25/2019
Game: Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+127) Penguins (-140)
Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins (12-7-4, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Calgary Flames (11-12-3, 6th in the Pacific Division) at PPG Paints Arena on Monday, November 25, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Flames priced at +127 and the Penguins are at -140. The over/under opens at 6. The Flames cover 34.8% of the time, having gone 8-15 SU. Pittsburgh covers 50.0% of the time, going 11-11 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 11 wins and 12 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 62 goals which has them sitting at 14th in the conference and 26th in the league. Their goal differential is -18, which puts them at 28th in the league. The Flames currently have a total of 25 pts, which has them sitting at 19th in the league and 10th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 820 which has them sitting at 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. As a unit, Calgary has a total of 325 hits which means they have an average of 12.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 238 blocks for this year. The man in goal for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has totaled 1,202 minutes protecting the net for the year. Rittich is conceding 2.80 goals against average which has him sitting 13th in the West and 23rd among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 56 goals. He has a save percentage of .911 which has him sitting 12th in the West.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers their last time out. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. In their game, they converted 3 out of the 27 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Calgary earned a total of 6 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 53 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 43.0%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against sat at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 43.9%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 35 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 50.4% and they had a PDO of 103.1 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Philadelphia Flyers earned a total of 38 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The Penguins will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 12 victories and 7 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the league with +17. They have compiled a total of 77 goals for the year which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh has a team save percentage of .912 which currently has them ranked 7th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.7% putting them at 10th in the East. In net for Pittsburgh is Matt Murray who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.60 goals per contest and that has him 4th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 13th in the NHL. In the 1,063 mins he has been on the ice, he's given up 46 goals. He has a save percentage of .907, which ranks him 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 29th in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins faced off against the New Jersey Devils in a game where the Penguins earned a victory by a final of 4 - 1. For this matchup, Pittsburgh wound up with a 57.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 48 and the other team having a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate came in at 60.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 41 and the Devils having a 27 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO of 112.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 56.3%. The Penguins notched 4 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Devils had 4 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Pittsburgh allowed 37 shots on goal and the Devils racked up 11 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-140)
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