Bruins vs Penguins Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/19/2020
Game: Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+118) Penguins (-130)
PPG Paints Arena is the venue where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (30-13-5, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Boston Bruins (28-9-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division) on Sunday. The Bruins open this matchup at +118 while the Penguins are priced at -130. The over/under is set at 6. The Bruins cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 28-21 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 60.0% of the time, going 27-18 straight up.
The Boston Bruins step onto the ice holding a record of 28 victories and 9 losses, ranking them 1st in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 163 goals which is good for 5th in the conference and 6th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +41, ranking them 1st in the NHL. The Bruins have compiled a total of 68 pts, which is good for 2nd in the NHL and 2nd in the East. When talking about shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,535 which is good for 8th in the Eastern Conference and 13th in the NHL. As a team, Boston has a total of 1,109 hits which means they have an average of 22.6 per game. They have compiled a total of 527 blocks for this year. Looking after the net for Boston is Jaroslav Halak from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is 34 years old and has played 1,337 mins protecting the goal for the year. Halak is surrendering an average of 2.42 goals per game which ranks him 5th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he's allowed 54 goals. His save percentage is .921 which ranks him 7th in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Bruins went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last contest. The Bruins had a good offensive outing in the win. For this game, they converted 4 of the 30 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Boston earned a total of 15 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Bruins was 41 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 31, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They earned 27 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 50.3% and they had a PDO of 112.8 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins tallied 30 shots. They ended the game with 17 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play opportunities.
The Penguins are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 30 wins and 13 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently sitting 3rd in the conference and 4th in the NHL with +31. They have a total of 161 goals for the season which puts them at 6th in the conference. Pittsburgh has a team save % of .909 which has them sitting 10th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.2% putting them at 7th in the East. In net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry who is having an ok year by allowing 2.16 goals per game and that has him 2nd among East goaltenders and 3rd in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,387 minutes he has been on the ice, he's given up 50 goals. He holds a save percentage of .929, which has him ranking 2nd among East goaltenders and 3rd in the NHL among goalies.
The Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Penguins earned a victory by a score of 2 - 1. While out there on the ice, Pittsburgh wound up with a 64.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 59 while the opposition had a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate was 60.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Red Wings finishing with a 28 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 100.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 58.9%. The Penguins converted 2 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and were able to net 2 out of those opportunities. Concerning the opposition, the Red Wings had 4 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Pittsburgh allowed 29 shots on goal and the Red Wings racked up 8 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-130) and under the total goals
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