Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 10/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-156) Canucks (+130)
The Vancouver Canucks (0-5-2) will try to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2-1) at Rogers Arena on Friday. The odds on this game have the Penguins at -156 and the Canucks are sitting at +130. The over/under is 7.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 loss against the Flames in their previous contest . Pittsburgh garnered 6 mins in the box for this contest. The Penguins offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. Moreover, they had 5 power play chances and netted 1 goal. In the matchup, they finished 1 of the 33 shots they put on net.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have recorded 25 power play opportunities (16th in the league) and have racked up 7 goals in those attempts. The Penguins have had 258 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .919. Pittsburgh has taken 267 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.2%. When at even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 14 goals while having 23 as an offensive unit. Pittsburgh has compiled 29 power play opportunities and they have scored 7 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 24.14%. For the current campaign, they have 9 points and their points percentage comes in at .643. With respect to their scoring, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 30 goals (1st in hockey) this year and have given up 21.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Tristan Jarry. Jarry has played in 164 games during his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 97-48-13 and he has gotten the start in 156 games. Opponents have been able to score 403 goals against Jarry in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.58. Jarry has seen 4,753 shot attempts against him and he has 4,350 saves. His save percentage is at .915 for his 9,367 mins guarding the cage. In his career, Jarry has tallied 97 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .622.
In their last outing, Vancouver faced the Hurricanes in a game where the Canucks went home in defeat by a mark of 3-2. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Canucks had 2 goals of the 16 shots on goal they were seeking.
Vancouver has taken 203 shots (21st in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.87%, while allowing the other team 222 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 57.14% on the other teams 21 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 86.5%. They have a tally of 25 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 16.00%. The Canucks have tallied 14 goals at even strength and 4 goals (21st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 30 goals to be scored by way of 21 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 18 goals, 2 points, as well as a points percentage of .143.
Across the ice you will find Spencer Martin defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has given up 28 goals altogether. Martin's quality start rate sits at 60.0% and he has 6 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 10 games and has played for a total of 620 mins. Martin has compiled a lifetime mark of 3-2-5 and has been in net for 10 contests. He is sitting with 319 saves out of the 347 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-156)
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