Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks Predictions, NHL Picks 2/28/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-165) Ducks (+149)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (25-30-8, 6th in the Pacific Division) play the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-19-6, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) at Honda Center on Friday, February 28, 2020. The Penguins open this game at -165 while the Ducks are priced at +149. The over/under is set at 6. The Penguins cover 57.6% of the time, having gone 34-25 SU. The Ducks cover 34.5% of the time, going 20-38 straight up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins head into this game holding a record of 37 victories and 19 defeats, putting them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 199 goals which has them sitting at 8th in the East and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +29, putting them at 4th in the league. The Penguins have a total of 80 points, which has them sitting at 6th in the league and 4th in the Eastern Conference. When discussing shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,986 which has them sitting at 8th in the conference and 16th in the league. As a unit, Pittsburgh has earned a total of 1,649 hits which has them averaging 26.6 per game. They have a total of 697 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has totaled 1,806 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Jarry is giving up an average of 2.23 goals per game which has him ranking 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the NHL. So far this season, he has allowed 67 goals. He holds a save % of .927 which has him ranking 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the losing side of the ice with a 2 - 1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Penguins had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 36 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Pittsburgh racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 30 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 65.1%. Their Fenwick was 43 while the Fenwick against sat at 19, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 69.4%. They won 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 67.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.9 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Los Angeles Kings racked up a total of 22 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
The Ducks will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 25 wins and 30 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they rank 13th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL with -39. They have compiled a total of 160 goals for the year which has them ranked at 13th in the conference. Anaheim has a team save percentage of .901 which is good for 20th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.5% which puts them at 12th in the Western Conference. In net for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a bad year by giving up 3.01 goals against average and that has him ranked 25th in the West and 48th in the NHL. In the 2,771 mins he's played this season, he's allowed 139 goals. His save percentage is .903, which has him placed 26th in the West and 50th in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks went up against the Edmonton Oilers in a game where the Ducks notched a win by a tally of 4 - 3. For this game, Anaheim had a 44.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 43 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Oilers earning a 42 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim played and they showed up in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 107.9 and they had an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Ducks scored 4 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to net 1 out of those chances. In discussing the opposition, the Oilers had 3 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Anaheim gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Oilers had 6 minutes in the box.
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Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-165)
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