New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 10/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+136) Penguins (-150)
Scott Wedgewood and the New Jersey Devils head to PPG Paints Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins. The odds on this contest have the Devils coming in at +136 and the Penguins are at -150. The total is set at 6.
The Devils will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-3 loss against the Flames their last time out. The Corsi for the Devils was 47 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 50 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.5%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 48.6% and their PDO was 95.0 in this game. New Jersey compiled 12 penalty mins for this game. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive performance in this loss. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They accumulated 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. Furthermore, they had 4 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they netted 3 out of the 30 shots they attempted.
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Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 14 goals (29th in the NHL) for the season and have given up 15. For the current season, they sit with 6 points and their points percentage is sitting at .600. New Jersey comes into the game with 13 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 23.08%. When playing at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 9 goals while notching 11 themselves. New Jersey has taken 157 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.9%. The Devils have had 137 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .891. New Jersey Devils opponents have tallied 18 power play tries (25th in the NHL) and have a total of 6 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Scott Wedgewood. In his professional hockey career, Wedgewood has earned 15 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .405. His save percentage sits at .901 for his 2,330 mins on the ice. Wedgewood has had 1,210 shot attempts against him and has amassed 1,090 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 120 goals against Wedgewood in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 3.09. He has accumulated an overall record of 10-20-8 and he has started in 37 games. Wedgewood has taken the ice for 42 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Pittsburgh went up against the Flames in an outing where the Penguins ended up losing by a final of 4-0. They had 4 power play chances in this one but didn't score a goal. The Penguins notched 0 goals of the 45 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 87 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 54.3%. Pittsburgh wound up with a 55.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 50 and the Flames having accrued a 40 Fenwick.
The Penguins have 20 goals at even strength and 4 goals (20th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Pittsburgh has taken 243 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.88%, while allowing the other team 211 shots. On the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 24 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of .571. They have a total of 25 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 16.00%. They have a penalty kill rate of 94.12% on their opponents 17 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have allowed 20 goals to be scored by of a combination of 19 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are going to see Tristan Jarry in the crease. Jarry has earned a lifetime mark of 62-30-8 and has played in 106 contests. Jarry's percentage of quality starts comes out to 62.0% and he has qualified for 62 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has accrued 2,734 stops out of 2,994 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.62 goals/game and he has surrendered 260 goals overall. He has started in 100 games and his ice time sits at 5,957 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+136)
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