Minnesota Wild vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 11/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-101) Penguins (-122)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Minnesota Wild at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Wild coming in at -101 and the Penguins are at -122. The total is set at 6.
The Wild went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-4 win against the Senators in their last game. The Wild had a impressive offensive output in the victory. For the matchup, they converted 5 out of the 43 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. Minnesota had 13 minutes in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Wild was 67 and the Corsi against was 29 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 69.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 49 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick rate of 66.2%. They had a tally of 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 66.2% and their PDO rating was 94.7 for this one.
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The Wild have had 264 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .886. While at even strength, the Wild have allowed 20 goals while notching 21 when they are on offense. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 38 power play opportunities (5th in hockey) and have scored 10 goals in those chances. For the year, they have recorded 12 points and their points percentage sits at .667. Minnesota has attempted 322 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.4%. When talking about their scoring, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 27 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 30. Minnesota is sitting with 30 power play opportunities and they have tallied 6 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Cam Talbot. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Talbot has accumulated 178 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .522. His save percentage is at .915 during his 20,341 mins guarding the cage. Talbot has seen 10,416 shots taken against him and has accrued 9,531 saves. The opposition has notched 885 goals against Talbot in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.61. He has compiled a win-loss record of 175-132-30 and he started in 341 games. Talbot has taken the ice for 355 games throughout his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Pittsburgh faced the Flyers in an outing where the Penguins ended up with the victory by a tally of 3-2. Pittsburgh had a 49.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.7% by tallying a Fenwick of 46 and the Flyers having notched a 43 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 106 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 36.8%. The Penguins had 3 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
For the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 29 goals, 10 points, as well as a points percentage of .556. They have allowed 26 goals to be scored by way of 24 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins are sitting with 25 goals at even strength and 4 goals (27th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 32 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 12.50%. Pittsburgh has taken 314 shots (13th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.24%, while allowing their opponents 289 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 90.91% on the other teams 22 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
Across the ice you will find Tristan Jarry in net. His opposition is averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has allowed 266 goals overall. Jarry's quality start percentage comes out to 61.8% and he has made 63 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 102 contests and has been on the ice for 6,078 mins. Jarry is the owner of a career mark of 63-31-8 and has been in goal for 108 games. He has tallied 2,806 stops out of the 3,072 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-101)
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