New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-102) Penguins (-108)
PPG Paints Arena is the venue where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-11-2) will take on the New York Islanders (22-8-4) on Saturday. The Islanders open this contest at -102 while the Penguins are coming in at -108. The total opens at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Bruins in their last contest. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 35 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 47 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 42.7%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 40.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 110.8 in this game. New York accrued 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Islanders had a good offensive output in this win. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 37, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 42.2%. They garnered 25 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to control the puck. Additionally, they had 1 chance with the advantage but didn't get a goal. For the game, they converted 4 of the 27 shots they attempted.
The Islanders have had 944 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .921. While playing at even strength, the Islanders have surrendered 60 goals while scoring 82 of their own. New York Islanders opponents have 85 power play tries (27th in the NHL) and have scored 15 goals in those attempts. For the year, the have a total of 48 points and their points % is .706. New York has taken 997 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.0%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have earned 100 goals (12th in hockey) for the year and have conceded 75. New York has compiled 89 power play opportunities and they have scored 18 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 20.22%.
The man in net for this game is Semyon Varlamov. During his career on the ice, Varlamov has compiled 275 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .558. His save percentage currently sits at .916 in his 29,577 minutes played. Varlamov has seen 15,498 shots against him and has accrued 14,192 total saves. Opponents have notched 1,306 goals versus Varlamov in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.65. He has compiled a record of 246-189-59 and he has gotten the start in 493 games. Varlamov has played in 516 games during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh faced off against the Sabres in a game where the Penguins ended up with the victory by a score of 4-0. Their PDO was 108 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 46.9%. They had 4 power play chances in this contest and netted 2 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.2% by accumulating a Fenwick of 36 and the Sabres having notched a 42 Fenwick at even strength. The Penguins scored 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Pittsburgh wrapped up this game with a 46.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Pittsburgh had and they played a solid game.
The Penguins have racked up 87 goals at even strength and 19 goals (20th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Pittsburgh has taken 1,020 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing their opponents 1,019 shots. So far this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have notched a total of 106 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .647. They have earned 99 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 19.19%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 77.45% on the other teams 102 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%. They have permitted 90 goals to be scored by way of 67 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see Tristan Jarry between the pipes. Jarry has accrued a career mark of 47-28-6 and has participated in 85 contests. Jarry's quality start percentage comes in at 61.3% and he has earned 49 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has compiled 2,240 stops out of the 2,454 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. Teams are averaging 2.67 goals per contest and he has relinquished 214 goals overall. He has made the start in 80 games and has played for a total of 4,811 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-102)
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