Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+200) Penguins (-250)
Carter Hutton and the Buffalo Sabres (6-20-4) go to PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (19-11-2). The Sabres open this game at +200 while the Penguins are coming in at -250. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Sabres will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-3 defeat against the Rangers their last time out. The Sabres played like an average offensive team in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 19 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. Buffalo accrued 6 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Sabres was 37 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 56 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 39.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 24 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 36.9%. They accumulated 26 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 43.0% and they had a PDO of 109.4 in this one.
The Sabres have had 938 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .889. While playing at even strength, the Sabres let the opposition score 87 goals while having 43 themselves. Buffalo Sabres opponents have earned 72 power play opportunities (31st in hockey) and have notched 17 goals in those chances. For the year, they sit with 16 points and their points percentage sits at .267. Buffalo has attempted 829 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.5%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Buffalo Sabres have earned 62 goals (31st in hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 104. Buffalo has compiled 76 power play chances and they have scored 19 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 25.00%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carter Hutton. Hutton has taken the ice for 232 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has earned a mark of 94-88-27 and was named the starter in 204 games. Opponents have tallied 565 goals versus Hutton in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.71. Hutton has had 6,221 shots against him and has accrued 5,656 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .909 during his 12,492 minutes played. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hutton has recorded 103 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .505.
In their last game, Pittsburgh played the Devils in a game where the Penguins ended up taking the loss by a mark of 2-1. Their PDO at even strength was 97 and their oZS percentage was 57.3%. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 49.4% by earning a Fenwick of 38 and the Devils having accrued a 39 Fenwick. The Penguins tallied 1 goal out of the 36 shots on goal they took. Pittsburgh wound up with a 48.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
Pittsburgh has taken 947 shots (13th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.24%, while allowing their opponents 955 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.79% on their oppositions 95 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%. They have recorded 90 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 18.89%. The Penguins have accumulated 80 goals at even strength and 17 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 88 goals to be scored by way of 65 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 97 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .625.
For the opposition you will find Tristan Jarry in goal. Jarry has compiled a lifetime mark of 46-28-6 and has played in 84 games. Jarry's quality start rate is 60.8% and he has made 48 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has gathered 2,214 stops out of 2,426 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.68 goals per contest and he has allowed 212 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 79 games and has played 4,751 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-250) and under 6.5 goals
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