Pittsburgh
Penguins
Stadium PPG Paints Arena
0-0-1 Overall | METROPOLITAN 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Penguins45 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
@
Sabres
L / OT4-5
Thu  9/19
vs
Blue Jackets
7:00pm
Sat  9/21
@
Blue Jackets
NHL2:00pm
Sun  9/22
@
Red Wings
NHL5:00pm
Wed  9/25
vs
Red Wings
7:00pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Sabres
3:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 25/1, 3.8% (#12 best). Even with the juice, the Penguins are a good betting value. Their 3.9% chance to win the championship (based on simulations) is #10 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the East at 12/1, 7.7%. Their sim chance is 8.5%. The Penguins are averaging 97.5 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to go over 96.5. At -190 the Penguins are a good value to make the playoffs with a 78.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 9/2, 18.2%. They win the division in 25.6% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 56% of their games last season so their 44-26-12 met expectations. Against the money line they lost -522 units. They went 39-43 on puck lines (-157 loss). More of their games came in under (41) than went over (35). They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Buffalo Sabres. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.29 (includes playoff games) which ranks #8 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #12. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #3 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #19 in home games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Matt Murray who is projected to be the #28 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
25 Abt, Matt D6-418007/25/1993No College
76 Addison, Calen D5-1017804/11/2000No College
26 Agozzino, Andrew LW5-1018701/03/1991No College
79 Almari, Niclas D6-116705/11/1998No College
61 Almeida, Justin C5-915802/06/1999No College
57 Angello, Anthony RW6-521003/06/1996No College
46 Aston-Reese, Zach LW6-020408/10/1994No College
64 Bellerive, Jordy C5-1019505/02/1999No College
20 Bjorkqvist, Kasper RW6-119807/10/1997No College
27 Bjugstad, Nick C6-621507/17/1992No College
36 Blandisi, Joseph LW6-018207/18/1994No College
53 Blueger, Teddy LW6-018508/15/1994No College
51 Cramarossa, Joseph C6-019210/26/1992No College
87 Crosby, Sidney C5-1120008/07/1987No College
7 Czuczman, Kevin D6-220601/09/1991No College
33 D'Orio, Alex G6-220904/28/1999No College
1 DeSmith, Casey G6-018108/13/1991No College
54 Di Pauli, Thomas RW5-1118804/29/1994No College
82 Drozg, Jan RW6-017404/01/1999No College
8 Dumoulin, Brian D6-420709/06/1991No College
18 Galchenyuk, Alex LW6-120702/12/1994No College
44 Gudbranson, Erik D6-521701/07/1992No College
59 Guentzel, Jake RW5-1118010/06/1994No College
56 Haggerty, Ryan RW6-020103/04/1993No College
72 Hornqvist, Patric RW5-1118901/01/1987No College
35 Jarry, Tristan G6-219404/29/1995No College
47 Johnson, Adam C6-017406/22/1994No College
3 Johnson, Jack D6-122701/13/1987No College
73 Joseph, Pierre-Olivier D6-216107/01/1999No College
24 Kahun, Dominik RW5-1117507/02/1995No College
67 Kim, Michael D6-018306/28/1995No College
37 Lafferty, Sam C6-118403/06/1995No College
60 Larmi, Emil G6-018309/28/1996No College
34 Legare, Nathan RW6-020601/11/2001No College
58 Letang, Kris D6-020104/24/1987No College
45 Lucchini, Jake LW5-1118305/10/1995No College
71 Malkin, Evgeni C6-319507/31/1986No College
6 Marino, John D6-118105/21/1997No College
19 McCann, Jared LW6-118505/31/1996No College
42 Miletic, Sam LW6-019705/04/1997No College
30 Murray, Matt G6-417805/25/1994No College
11 Palve, Oula C6-017602/19/1992No College
28 Pettersson, Marcus D6-317705/08/1996No College
22 Poulin, Samuel LW6-121202/25/2001No College
50 Riikola, Juuso D6-018911/09/1993No College
2 Ruhwedel, Chad D5-1119105/07/1990No College
17 Rust, Bryan RW5-1119205/11/1992No College
4 Schultz, Justin D6-219307/06/1990No College
75 Sexton, Ben C5-1119606/06/1991No College
12 Simon, Dominik LW5-1119008/08/1994No College
13 Tanev, Brandon RW6-018012/31/1991No College
65 Tokarski, Dustin G6-020409/16/1989No College
5 Trotman, Zach D6-321708/26/1990No College
55 Warsofsky, David D5-917005/30/1990No College