New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 4/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+250) Penguins (-300)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (28-14-3) host the New Jersey Devils (14-24-6) at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Devils priced at +250 and the Penguins are at -300. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Devils will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-3 defeat against the Rangers their last time out. The Corsi for the Devils came in at 43 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 37 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 53.8%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 45.8% and their PDO was 98.4 for this matchup. New Jersey compiled 2 penalty minutes for this contest. The Devils had an average offensive output in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 53.4%. They amassed 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score. In the outing, they converted 3 out of the 30 shots they attempted.
In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 109 goals (27th in hockey) for the season and have given up 146. For the current season, they have recorded 34 points and their points % is .386. New Jersey steps onto the ice with 124 power play chances and they have scored 16 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 12.90%. While at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 109 goals while getting 93 on offense. New Jersey has taken 1,301 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.4%. The Devils have had 1,354 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .892. New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 124 power play tries (21st in the NHL) and have a total of 37 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Blackwood has tallied 49 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .538. His save percentage is at .911 in his 5,554 mins played. Blackwood has seen 2,948 shots taken against him and he has 2,686 saves. Opponents have tallied 262 goals against Blackwood in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.83. He has an overall record of 41-39-11 and he has gotten the start in 91 games. Blackwood has taken the ice for 97 contests throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Pittsburgh opposed the Sabres in a game where the Penguins took the defeat by a final score of 4-2. Their PDO was 93 and their percentage of oZS was 57.9%. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 60.5% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Sabres having a 30 Fenwick at even strength. The Penguins recorded 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. Pittsburgh wound up with a 57.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing.
For the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins are sitting with 149 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .656. They have granted a total of 125 goals to be scored by of a combination of 94 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have scored 120 goals at even strength and 29 goals (13th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 129 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 22.48%. Pittsburgh has taken 1,351 shots (10th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.03%, while allowing the opposition 1,330 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.69% on the other teams 133 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.6%.
Across the ice you will find Tristan Jarry protecting the net. He has recorded 2,385 stops out of 2,613 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .913. Jarry is the owner of a career record of 52-28-7 and has played in 92 games. He has been a starter 87 contests and has accumulated 5,155 mins. Jarry's rate of quality starts sits at 62.1% and he has 54 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has given up 228 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+250)
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