Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Betting Tips 11/27/2019
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+135) Penguins (-149)
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (12-9-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) are headed to PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (13-7-4, 4th in the Metropolitan Division). The odds on this matchup have the Canucks priced at +135 and the Penguins are at -149. The O/U is set at 6. The Canucks are covering 40.9% of the time, having gone 9-13 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 52.2% of the time, going 12-11 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game holding a record of 12 wins and 9 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 76 goals which ranks 4th in the Western Conference and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +6, ranking them 12th in the league. The Canucks have compiled a total of 28 pts, which ranks 14th in the league and 7th in the Western Conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 810 which ranks 4th in the Western Conference and 8th in the league. As a unit, Vancouver has collected a total of 318 hits which has them averaging 12.7 per contest. They have compiled a total of 259 blocks for this year. Looking after the goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has totaled 972 mins defending the net for the campaign. Markstrom is allowing 2.72 goals against average which has him placed 11th among Western Conference goalies and 21st among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 44 goals. He has a save % of .913 which has him placed 11th among Western Conference goalies.
The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 1 defeat against the Philadelphia Flyers their last time out. The Canucks didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. In this game, they converted 1 out of the 17 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Vancouver earned a total of 2 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Canucks was 27 and the Corsi against was 46 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 37.0%. Their Fenwick was 14 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 29.8%. They took 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 104.4 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Philadelphia Flyers racked up a total of 34 shots. They had 4 penalty minutes and they had 1 power play attempt.
The Penguins will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they have 13 wins and 7 losses. in respect to goal differential, they rank 2nd in the East and 2nd in the NHL with +18. They currently have a total of 80 goals for the year which has them sitting at 6th in the East. Pittsburgh has a team save percentage of .913 which is good for 7th in the NHL, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have a shooting percentage of 9.6% which puts them at 10th in the conference. In net for Pittsburgh is Matt Murray who is having an ok year by giving up 2.60 goals per contest and that ranks him 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 14th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,063 minutes he has played this year, he's allowed 46 goals. He holds a save percentage of .907, which places him at 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 28th among goalies in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins opposed the Calgary Flames in a game where the Penguins took home the victory by a score of 3 - 2. In this outing, Pittsburgh had a 46.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 41 while the opposition had a Corsi of 47. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.4% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Flames ending the game with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO was 103.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 49.6%. The Penguins notched 3 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and converted 1 out of those opportunities. Regarding the opposition, the Flames had 2 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Pittsburgh conceded 34 shots on goal and the Flames had a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-149)
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