Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 11/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-108) Wild (-111)
Xcel Energy Center is the site where the Minnesota Wild (7-7-2) will compete against the Pittsburgh Penguins (6-7-3) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Penguins at -108 and the Wild are at -111. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look for better times on the ice after their 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in their previous outing. Pittsburgh accumulated 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Penguins didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. In the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 37 shots they attempted.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have amassed 54 power play tries (21st in the NHL) and have a total of 13 goals in those attempts. The Penguins thus far have had 548 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. Pittsburgh has tried 543 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.3%. While playing at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 44 goals while having 46 themselves. Pittsburgh has tallied 55 power play chances and they have scored 10 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 18.18%. For the current campaign, they have scored 15 points and their points percentage sits at .469. With respect to their scoring, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 56 goals (10th in the NHL) so far this season and have conceded 57.
The player between the pipes for this game is Tristan Jarry. Opponents have been able to score 421 goals against Jarry in his career and his goals against average is 2.63. Jarry has been involved in 168 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .914 in his 9,609 mins in the crease. He has amassed a record of 97-50-15 and he started in 160 games. In his career, Jarry has earned 97 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .606. Jarry has had 4,891 shots taken against him and he has 4,470 saves.
In their last game, Minnesota went up against the Predators in an outing where the Wild ended up losing by a final score of 2-1. They had 5 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Wild had 1 goal of the 33 shots on goal they took.
The Wild have tallied 30 goals at even strength and 12 goals (16th in the NHL) while on the power play. Minnesota has tried 508 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.27%, while allowing the other team 493 shots. Over the course of the season, the Minnesota Wild have earned a total of 42 goals, 16 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 46 goals to be scored by way of 36 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 55 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.82%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.48% on their opponents 54 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury in net. He has compiled 24,709 saves out of the 27,069 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .913. Fleury has earned a career record of 526-303-88 and has participated in 951 contests. He got the starting nod in 795 games and has played for a total of 55,075 minutes. Fleury's rate of quality starts comes in at 55.1% and he has made 438 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has yielded 2,360 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-108)
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