Winnipeg Jets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/13/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+155) Penguins (-188)
PPG Paints Arena is where the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-13-6) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (26-14-1) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has Winnipeg at +155 while Pittsburgh is coming in at -188. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Winnipeg Jets will look for better times on the ice after their 7-5 loss to the Red Wings in their previous game. Winnipeg earned 6 penalty minutes in this game. In addition, they had 3 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Jets played really well in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 5 out of the 37 shots they put on goal.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 137 goals (12th in hockey) for the year and have allowed 110. For the current campaign, they have tallied 53 points and their points percentage sits at .646. Winnipeg has accounted for 126 power play opportunities and they have notched 30 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 23.81%. At even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 90 goals while scoring 107 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg has attempted 1,222 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Jets thus far have had 1,277 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .914. Winnipeg Jets opponents have recorded 114 power play opportunities (30th in the NHL) and have scored 20 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is David Rittich. Over the course of his time in hockey, Rittich has accrued 76 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .531. He has a save percentage of .905 for his 8,701 mins between the pipes. Rittich has seen 4,405 shots taken against him and has garnered 3,986 total saves. Opponents have racked up 419 goals versus Rittich in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.89. He has a win-loss mark of 76-47-20 and he started in 143 games. Rittich has been in goal for 161 matchups throughout his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Pittsburgh played the Canucks in a game where the Penguins got the victory by a tally of 5-4. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this game and netted 2 out of those chances. The Penguins tallied 5 goals of the 36 shots on goal they pursued.
For the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 132 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .600. They have granted a total of 121 goals to be scored by of a combination of 101 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have racked up 102 goals at even strength and 30 goals (16th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 141 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 21.28%. Pittsburgh has taken 1,291 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.22%, while allowing the other team 1,330 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.50% on their oppositions 129 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.9%.
For the opposition you will find Casey DeSmith in net. Opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per game and he has surrendered 278 goals in total. DeSmith's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.6% and he has accumulated 53 quality starting assignments in his career. He has made the start in 97 games and has played for a total of 6,082 mins. DeSmith has accrued a career mark of 48-36-13 and has participated in 112 contests. He has recorded 2,939 stops out of the 3,217 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+155)
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