Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/10/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+188) Penguins (-230)
The Vancouver Canucks (17-19-3) are on their way to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday where they will play the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-13-6). The line on this matchup has the Canucks at +188 while the Penguins are coming in at -230. The betting total is set at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks will look for better times on the ice after their 7-4 defeat against the Jets in their previous outing. The Canucks had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 38 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 attempts on the power play and scored 1 goal. Vancouver garnered 2 penalty minutes in this outing.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have 113 power play opportunities (29th in the league) and have come away with 36 goals in those attempts. The Canucks so far have had 1,259 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .879. Vancouver has attempted 1,174 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.2%. While at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 116 goals while notching 99 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver comes into tonight with 133 power play opportunities and they have notched 33 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 24.81%. For the current campaign, they have 37 points and their points % is .474. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 132 goals (15th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 152.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Spencer Martin. Martin has taken the ice for 30 contests throughout his NHL career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 14-9-5 and he has started in 29 games. The opposition has racked up 97 goals versus Martin in his career and his goals against average is 3.30. Martin has had 940 shots against him and has gathered 843 saves. He has a save percentage of .897 for his 1,764 mins in the crease. During his career on the ice, Martin has 14 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .483.
When they were on the ice last, Pittsburgh played the Coyotes in a matchup where the Penguins notched a win by a score of 4-1. The Penguins scored 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 6 attempts on the power play in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Penguins have tallied 99 goals at even strength and 28 goals (18th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Pittsburgh has put up 1,255 shots (16th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.12%, while allowing the other team 1,306 shots. On the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 127 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .590. They have allowed 117 goals to be scored by way of 97 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 136 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.59%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.87% on their opponents 124 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry in goal. He has tallied 4,930 stops out of the 5,386 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .915. Jarry has accrued a lifetime record of 108-52-17 and has been in goal for 184 games. He got the starting nod in 176 games and his ice time sits at 10,531 minutes. Jarry's percentage of quality starts is 61.4% and he has 108 quality starts in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has surrendered 456 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-230)
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