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Matchup Reports

 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLineGF/GASUUnitsO/USOGSHT %PPPP %SOGSHT %PPPP %
51: PITTSBURGH
52: NEW JERSEY
5.5
-106
3.5 / 2.4
2.7 / 2.2
8-3
6-4
+2.6
+1.5
7-4-0
4-6-0
342
264
11.4%
10.2%
41
42
29.3%
19.0%
300
262
8.7%
8.4%
42
49
16.7%
12.2%
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating Line
TeamsGoaliesRatingEstimated LineEdge
PITTSBURGHFLEURY4.50, -126 
NEW JERSEYBRODEUR3.90, +126 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
PITTSBURGH - Recent ATS Trends
 ATS Win/Loss RecordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1996  CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games8-3+2.6112-75+11.8671-653-50.97-487-85635-607
in a road game where where the total is 5.54-1+2.636-27+4.2133-136-4.14-132-31127-147
in February games4-0+418-13+2.879-82-12.94-016-1285-69
second half of the season8-3+2.667-44+7.5398-383-19.27-457-45391-336
on Saturday games2-0+228-13+10.6171-165-15.81-120-17164-151
vs. division opponents5-1+331-28-10.6211-201-9.33-326-29198-186
after 3 or more consecutive overs2-0+216-11-2.590-72+2.31-115-1180-76
after a win by 2 goals or more5-1+341-25+3214-171+2.36-036-25196-176
after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game3-1+147-26+9255-219-5.94-039-28246-212
after a 3 game unbeaten streak2-0+232-12+16.7126-85+20.82-020-2195-102
when playing against a team with a winning record1-0+147-43-5.6307-355-34.20-141-40325-287
when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season1-0+116-22-11.5116-142-25.80-112-23118-127

NEW JERSEY - Recent ATS Trends
 ATS Win/Loss RecordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1996  CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games6-4+1.6106-91+8.5776-597+13.84-674-92532-676
in a home game where where the total is 5.53-0+318-10+3121-80-3.61-213-1584-121
in February games3-1+222-8+13.2100-64+172-29-1560-85
second half of the season6-4+1.675-49+22.4476-357+0.54-645-59318-407
on Saturday games1-1018-27-8.4181-159-15.71-113-22146-161
vs. division opponents4-2+1.636-29+7.7243-187+7.52-424-33170-213
after a win by 2 goals or more3-0+331-19+13231-190-16.51-217-26163-207
after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game0-1-127-17+10.5223-172+2.81-016-20159-200
after a 3 game unbeaten streak0-1-1.117-15+0.9161-122+0.51-09-17113-135
when playing against a team with a winning record2-3-151-52+5.9372-307+23.93-240-51262-339
when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season2-3-116-27-9.2140-123+11.43-218-20107-130
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games8-3-0+2.68-3+2.67-43.531.12.427.3
Team Stats (Road Games)6-1-0+4.66-1+4.64-33.730.92.030.1
Last 5 Games5-0-0+55-0+54-14.627.81.625.4
vs. Division5-1-0+35-1+33-33.731.51.827.2
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)11391313121434211.4%411229.3%61
Team Stats (Road Games)72612581421612.0%26830.8%39
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)52341180113916.5%19736.8%39
Team Stats (vs. Division)62274110318911.6%23626.1%34
Stats Against (All Games) 264139013008.7%42716.7%44
Stats Against (Road Games) 14266012116.6%28310.7%24
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 8224001276.3%19210.5%15
Stats Against (vs. Division) 11254001636.7%24312.5%19
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)7717515990.9%05-2+15-2-0+14-3
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)33938995.7%03-0+33-0-0+31-2
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (vs. Division)44948691.5%03-1+13-1-0+12-2
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)44928390.2%03-1+13-1-0+13-1
BRAD THIESSEN (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRAD THIESSEN (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRAD THIESSEN (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)5412411592.7%03-1+1.63-1-0+23-1
TOMAS VOKOUN (Road Games)4411710892.3%03-1+1.63-1-0+23-1
TOMAS VOKOUN (vs. Division)32696695.7%02-0+22-0-0+21-1
TOMAS VOKOUN (Last 4 Games)43908493.3%02-1+0.62-1-0+12-1

NEW JERSEY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games6-4-0+1.66-4+1.64-62.726.42.226.2
Team Stats (Home Games)4-1-0+2.64-1+2.62-33.428.42.026.2
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.73-2+0.73-23.024.82.626.2
vs. Division4-2-0+1.64-2+1.62-42.725.22.025.8
NEW JERSEY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)1027511101126410.2%42819.0%48
Team Stats (Home Games)5175741014212.0%26519.2%29
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5152670112412.1%18422.2%26
Team Stats (vs. Division)6164660115110.6%23313.0%28
Stats Against (All Games) 223511312628.4%49612.2%34
Stats Against (Home Games) 10135101317.6%27414.8%16
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13156101319.9%23313.0%22
Stats Against (vs. Division) 12146101557.7%29413.8%21
NEW JERSEY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)8821219290.6%15-3+1.55-3-0+24-4
MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)5513112192.4%14-1+2.64-1-0+32-3
MARTIN BRODEUR (vs. Division)5513312191.0%13-2+0.63-2-0+12-3
MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)441099688.1%02-2-0.42-2-003-1
JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)22504998.0%01-1+0.11-1-000-2
JOHAN HEDBERG (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JOHAN HEDBERG (vs. Division)112222100.0%01-0+11-0-0+10-1
JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)22504998.0%01-1+0.11-1-000-2
Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 2.83,  NEW JERSEY 3.09
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
PITTSBURGH - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
1/19/2013at PHILADELPHIA3-1W0, -125W6 ovU
1/20/2013at NY RANGERS6-3W0, -105W5.5 unO
1/23/2013TORONTO2-5L0, -200L6 unO
1/25/2013at WINNIPEG2-4L0, -140L5.5 ovO
1/27/2013at OTTAWA2-1W0, -110W5.5 ovU
1/29/2013NY ISLANDERS1-4L0, -200L5.5 ovU
1/31/2013at NY RANGERS3-0W0, +100W U
2/2/2013NEW JERSEY5-1W0, -145W5.5 unO
2/3/2013at WASHINGTON6-3W0, -130W5.5 unO
2/5/2013at NY ISLANDERS4-2W0, -145W5.5 ovO
2/7/2013WASHINGTON5-2W0, -200W5.5 ovO
2/9/2013at NEW JERSEY 
2/10/2013NEW JERSEY 
2/13/2013OTTAWA 
2/15/2013at WINNIPEG 
2/17/2013at BUFFALO 
2/20/2013PHILADELPHIA 

NEW JERSEY - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
1/19/2013at NY ISLANDERS2-1W0, -115W5 ovU
1/22/2013PHILADELPHIA3-0W0, -110W5.5 unU
1/25/2013WASHINGTON3-2W0, -170W5.5 unU
1/27/2013at MONTREAL3-4L0, -110L5 ovO
1/29/2013at BOSTON1-2L0, +150L5 ovU
1/31/2013NY ISLANDERS4-5L0, -140L5 ovO
2/2/2013at PITTSBURGH1-5L0, +125L5.5 unO
2/3/2013at NY ISLANDERS3-0W0, +105W5.5 unU
2/5/2013NY RANGERS3-1W0, -115W5 unU
2/7/2013TAMPA BAY4-2W0, -130W5.5 unO
2/9/2013PITTSBURGH 
2/10/2013at PITTSBURGH 
2/12/2013CAROLINA 
2/15/2013PHILADELPHIA 
2/16/2013at NY ISLANDERS 
2/18/2013OTTAWA 
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1996
NEW JERSEY is 59-40 (+3.5 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1996
NEW JERSEY is 60-39-1 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1996
48 of 88 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Under=+3.2 Units)
Games over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 8-5 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 8-5-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
7 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.1 Units)

All games played at NEW JERSEY since 1996
PITTSBURGH is 22-28 (+3.0 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY since 1996
NEW JERSEY is 29-21-1 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1996
22 of 45 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Over=-2.6 Units, Under=-1.3 Units)
Games played at NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 4-2 (+1.9 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
NEW JERSEY is 4-2-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.2 Units)

 Team StatisticsGoalie Statistics
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultShotsASTPwr PlayStarterShotsSaves
2/2/2013NEW JERSEY10, +125  Over1622-0BRODEUR3025
 PITTSBURGH50, -1455.5 unSU ATS3083-0FLEURY1615
3/25/2012NEW JERSEY20, +160  Over3422-0BRODEUR2723
 PITTSBURGH50, -1855.5 unSU ATS2884-0FLEURY3432
3/17/2012PITTSBURGH50, -135 SU ATS4493-1FLEURY1412
 NEW JERSEY20, +1155 ov Over1443-0BRODEUR4439
2/5/2012PITTSBURGH20, -125  Over3033-2FLEURY129
 NEW JERSEY50, +1055 ovSU ATS2582-0BRODEUR3028
1/7/2012NEW JERSEY30, +160 SU ATS2751-1BRODEUR4241
 PITTSBURGH10, -1855.5 un Under4222-0FLEURY2724
12/31/2011PITTSBURGH10, -130  Under3024-1FLEURY2018
 NEW JERSEY30, +1105.5 unSU ATS2146-1BRODEUR3029
10/22/2011NEW JERSEY10, +140  2422-0HEDBERG2925
 PITTSBURGH40, -1605 evSU ATS2986-2FLEURY2423
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
Key Player Injuries
PITTSBURGH
[D] 01/29/2013 - Matt Niskanen expected to miss 2-4 weeks ( Ankle )
[D] 02/08/2013 - Kris Letang is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. New Jersey ( Lower Body )
NEW JERSEY
[C] 02/07/2013 - Dainius Zubrus is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday & Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Upper Body )
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