Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Tips 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
PPG Paints Arena
Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins (7-5-0, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Philadelphia Flyers (5-4-1, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The Penguins open this contest at -140 while the Flyers are priced at +127. The O/U has been set at 6. The Flyers are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 5-5 SU. Pittsburgh covers 58.3% of the time, going 7-5 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers step onto the ice with a record of 5 wins and 4 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 35 goals which ranks them 9th in the conference and 14th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 12th in the NHL. The Flyers have compiled a total of 11 pts, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL and 12th in the Eastern Conference. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 354 which ranks them 11th in the conference and 17th in the NHL. As a team, Philadelphia has obtained a total of 141 hits which means they are averaging 14.1 per contest. They have compiled a total of 83 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has totaled 307 mins minding the net this year. Hart is surrendering an average of 3.33 goals per contest which ranks him 18th among East goaltenders and 34th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 17 goals. His save % is .862 which ranks him 27th among East goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 3 defeat against the New York Islanders the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flyers offense didn't overly impress in this defeat. For this game, they scored on 3 out of the 31 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Philadelphia racked up 11 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 39 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 55.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 while the Fenwick against sat at 33, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 48.4%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 56.0% and they had a PDO of 96.6 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New York Islanders racked up 33 shots. They ended the game with 13 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Penguins will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 7 victories and 5 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the conference and 5th in the league with +9. They currently have a total of 39 goals for the season which has them sitting at 6th in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh has a save % as a team of .916 which has them sitting 8th in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They are shooting 10.2% putting them at 9th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Pittsburgh is Matt Murray who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.33 GAA and that has him ranked 4th among Eastern Conference goalies and 10th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 541 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 21 goals. He's earned a save % of .918, which has him ranked 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins went up against the Dallas Stars in an outing where the Penguins earned a win by a final of 3 - 0. In this game, Pittsburgh had a 52.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 52 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.6% by earning a Fenwick of 35 and the Stars earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 113.6 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Penguins converted 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 0 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Stars had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. Pittsburgh conceded 25 shots on goal and the Stars had 0 penalty mins.
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Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-140)
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