Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Parlay 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at +110 and the Blue Jackets at -143.
Pittsburgh has a record of 36-22-9 this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 231 goals and surrendered 202 goals for a point differential of +29. For the year they have an ATS mark of 36-31-0 and an over/under record of 32-30-0. Columbus has a record of 37-27-3 this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 204 goals and given up 200 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 37-30-0 while their over/under mark is 26-35-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-31-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 32-30-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 37-30-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-35-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
03/07/19 D Kris Letang Illness is questionable Saturday vs Columbus
02/27/19 RW Bryan Rust Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/27/19 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is out indefinitely
02/12/19 D Olli Maatta Upper Body IR (02/12)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
02/21/19 D Ryan Murray Upper Body is out indefinitely
02/19/19 LW Markus Hannikainen Illness IR (02/19)
Matt Murray has 22 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 1,142 shots against him and he's surrendered 96 goals. He's made 1,046 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Phil Kessel has scored 67 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 22 goals this season with 172 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 45 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Sidney Crosby averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 31 goals on 188 attempts. He has 56 assists, giving him a total of 87 points on the year.
Cam Atkinson has 61 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 36 goals this year with 250 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Sergei Bobrovsky has 28 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,413 shots against him and he's given up 134 goals. He's made 1,279 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Artemi Panarin averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 25 goals on 167 attempts. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 73 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have given up 187 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this season. That is 17th in the league. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.54% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 8th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Penguins are 10th overall with 81 total points this year. They are 5th in the league with 231 goals and 16th in goals allowed with 202. They've had 182 power play chances and scored 46 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That is 5th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 12th with a total of 204 goals scored while they are 17th with 200 goals surrendered this season. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.58%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 22nd in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 77 points this season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have had 29 power play goals on 190 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th overall. They've given up 176 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 3rd when short-handed.
Pittsburgh is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1%, as they've attempted 3,876 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,026 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.5% as they have 2,934 attempts while they have given up 2,999 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time, which is 26th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. That is 6th overall in the NHL. They have 2,013 face-off wins compared to 2,015 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,969 hits and they have blocked 1,027 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Blue Jackets are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 1,987 face-off wins compared to 1,987 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,406 hits and they have blocked 889 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Columbus is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.1% as they've attempted 3,771 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,602 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.9% ranks 8th as they have 2,925 attempts while they have given up 2,713 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Columbus -143 and over 6.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Columbus -143 and over 6.5 total goals
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