Vegas Golden Knights vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Point Spread Picks 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
PPG Paints Arena
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PPG Paints Arena is the venue where Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-2-0, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Vegas Golden Knights (5-3-0, 3rd in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Golden Knights priced at -117 and the Penguins are at +106. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Golden Knights cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 4-3 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 71.4% of the time, going 5-2 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in their previous game. The Golden Knights had an average offensive performance in the victory. In their game, they finished 3 of the 54 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Vegas racked up a total of 13 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 55 and the Corsi against at even strength was 35 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 61.1%. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against sat at 29, which means they had a rate of 59.7%. They won 27 face-off wins and were beaten on 26 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 48.5% and they had a PDO of 94.5 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Ottawa Senators tallied 39 shots. They finished with a total of 11 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 10 total points this season, which ranks them 8th in the NHL. They are 5th in the league in goals scored with 28 while they've given up 21 goals, ranking them 18th overall. They have had 27 power play opportunities and have scored 8 goals on those chances for a percentage of 30%. That is 6th in the NHL. The Golden Knights have allowed 31 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 94%, putting them 3rd in the league when short-handed. They average 36 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.62% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 7th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Pittsburgh Penguins played the Colorado Avalanche in a matchup where the Penguins earned a victory by a score of 3 - 2. For this matchup, Pittsburgh had a 50.6% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 43 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.8% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Avalanche having a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO was 98.6 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 38.8%. The Penguins notched 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this one but were not able to net one. Regarding the opposition, the Avalanche had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Pittsburgh gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Avalanche earned a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 7th in the NHL with a total of 10 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 26 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranks them 12th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 17 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 13th in the NHL. As a team, the Penguins are 4th in the league with 28 goals scored while they've given up 18 goals, which is 22nd overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 12.17%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 10th in the NHL.
Vegas is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.6%, as they've attempted 295 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 277 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.5% as they have 223 attempts while they have given up 210 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time, which is 15th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season. That is 17th overall in the NHL. They have 172 face-off wins compared to 185 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.2%. That ranks them 20th in the league. On defense Vegas has 173 hits and they have blocked 67 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Penguins are 25th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 44.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 55.3% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 170 face-off wins compared to 141 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54.7%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 186 hits and they have blocked 72 shots from the opposition, which is 15th in the league. Pittsburgh is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've attempted 274 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 256 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.3% ranks 4th as they have 210 attempts while they have given up 184 shots on the defensive end.
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