Pittsburgh
Penguins
Stadium PPG Paints Arena
31-14-5 Overall | 5-3-3 METROPOLITAN 2nd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Penguins168136 19.58%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  1/2
vs
Sharks
L / OT2-3
Sat  1/4
@
Canadiens
W / OT3-2
Sun  1/5
vs
Panthers
L1-4
Tue  1/7
@
Golden Knights
W4-3
Fri  1/10
@
Avalanche
W / OT4-3
Sun  1/12
@
Coyotes
W / SO4-3
Tue  1/14
vs
Wild
W7-3
Thu  1/16
@
Bruins
L1-4
Fri  1/17
@
Red Wings
W / OT2-1
Sun  1/19
vs
Bruins
W4-3
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 25/1, 3.8% odds to win the Cup. Their simulation based win percentage (3.8%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. They are a good bet to win the East at 12/1, 7.7%. Their sim chance is 8.1%. The Penguins are averaging 98.4 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 81.6% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 9/2, 18.2%. They win the division in 28.3% 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 heavy favorites 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
46 Aston-Reese, Zach LW6-020408/10/1994No College
53 Blueger, Teddy C6-018508/15/1994No College
87 Crosby, Sidney C5-1120008/07/1987No College
18 Galchenyuk, Alex LW6-120702/12/1994No College
72 Hornqvist, Patric RW5-1118901/01/1987No College
35 Jarry, Tristan G6-219404/29/1995No College
3 Johnson, Jack D6-122701/13/1987No College
24 Kahun, Dominik LW5-1117507/02/1995No College
58 Letang, Kris D6-020104/24/1987No 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
30 Murray, Matt G6-417805/25/1994No College
28 Pettersson, Marcus D6-317705/08/1996No 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
12 Simon, Dominik LW5-1119008/08/1994No College
13 Tanev, Brandon RW6-018012/31/1991No College