Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 4/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-185) Devils (+140)
Prudential Center is the venue where Mackenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (14-19-6) will play the Pittsburgh Penguins (26-13-2) on Sunday. The Devils open this contest at +140 while the Penguins are priced at -185. The total opens at 5.5.
The Penguins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 victory over the Devils in their previous contest. The Penguins played really well in the win. For the game, they tallied a score on 6 out of the 27 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 2 goals. Pittsburgh accounted for 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins was 37 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 50 which means they had a Corsi rate of 42.5%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 41, giving them a Fenwick rate of 40.6%. They totaled 24 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts came in at 35.3% and their PDO rating was 104.2 in this one.
The Penguins have had 1,214 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .904. At even strength, the Penguins have allowed 87 goals while getting 111 on offense. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 123 power play opportunities (14th in hockey) and have a total of 29 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have tallied 54 points and their points % is .659. Pittsburgh has taken 1,218 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.3%. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 138 goals (2nd in the NHL) for the season and have allowed 116. Pittsburgh is sitting with 121 power play chances and they have scored 27 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 22.31%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Tristan Jarry. Over the course of his time in hockey, Jarry has accrued 51 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .607. His save percentage currently is .912 for his 4,970 mins in the crease. Jarry has had 2,526 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,303 saves. Opponents have scored 223 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.69. He has amassed an overall record of 50-28-6 and he was named the starter in 84 games. Jarry has been involved in 89 games throughout his hockey career.
In their loss to Pittsburgh, New Jersey wound up with a 57.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick rate was 59.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 41 and the Penguins having earned a 28 Fenwick. Their PDO was 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 64.4%. The Devils netted 4 goals of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but didn't score a goal.
New Jersey has put up 1,165 shots (22nd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 8.67%, while allowing their opponents 1,222 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 71.68% on their oppositions 113 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.9%. They have a total of 113 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 14.16%. The Devils have tallied 85 goals at even strength and 16 goals (28th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 123 goals to be scored by way of 91 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 101 goals, 34 points, as well as a points percentage of .436.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Mackenzie Blackwood in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.80 goals per game and he has surrendered 248 goals altogether. Blackwood's quality start rate sits at 55.2% and he has accumulated 48 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 87 games and has played for a total of 5,318 minutes. Blackwood has earned a lifetime mark of 41-35-11 and has participated in 93 games. He has a tally of 2,600 saves out of 2,848 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .913.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (+140) and under 5.5 goals
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