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Matchup Reports

 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLineGF/GASUUnitsO/USOGSHT %PPPP %SOGSHT %PPPP %
51: PITTSBURGH
52: WASHINGTON
5.5
+111
2.7 / 2.6
2.3 / 3.4
4-3
2-6
-1.4
-5.1
3-4-0
2-6-0
232
234
8.2%
7.7%
28
33
21.4%
15.2%
201
252
9.0%
10.7%
27
41
18.5%
24.4%
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
PITTSBURGHFLEURY3.80, -166 
WASHINGTONNEUVIRTH2.80, +166 
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 games4-3-1.4108-75+7.8667-653-54.93-483-85631-607
in a road game where where the total is 5.52-1+0.634-27+2.2131-136-6.12-130-31125-147
in February games0-0014-13-1.275-82-16.90-012-1281-69
second half of the season4-3-1.463-44+3.5394-383-23.23-453-45387-336
on Sunday games2-0+211-12-4.962-68-9.81-115-867-60
when playing against a team with a losing record1-2-2.450-23+15308-255-25.32-136-34275-273
when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season1-2-2.424-11+7138-119-16.52-116-18124-131

WASHINGTON - 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 games2-6-5.1103-91-10646-644-69.82-669-111569-647
in a home game where where the total is 5.52-2-137-22+3.8152-98+17.31-322-37111-147
in February games1-0+113-14-3.685-76-5.50-17-1770-84
second half of the season2-6-5.161-58-3.9386-357-19.12-637-70314-375
on Sunday games1-0+114-9+3.857-54-5.50-16-1444-54
after 3 or more consecutive unders1-2-1.121-27-14.697-95-2.90-317-2585-92
when playing against a team with a winning record0-2-246-52-11277-312-9.90-237-52256-289
when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season0-2-220-20-4.6121-133+00-216-23116-126
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 Games4-3-0-1.44-3-1.43-42.733.12.628.7
Team Stats (Road Games)4-1-0+2.64-1+2.62-33.232.81.830.6
Last 5 Games2-3-0-3.42-3-3.42-32.033.22.828.0
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)7191026132328.2%28621.4%28
Team Stats (Road Games)516915131649.8%20525.0%23
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)510513111666.0%20210.0%15
Stats Against (All Games) 182115012019.0%27518.5%29
Stats Against (Road Games) 9153011535.9%17211.8%15
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 1411030114010.0%18422.2%22
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)441008989.0%02-2-22-2-0-21-3
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)22595796.6%02-0+22-0-0+20-2
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)441008989.0%02-2-22-2-0-21-3
BRAD THIESSEN (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRAD THIESSEN (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)431009494.0%02-1+0.62-1-0+12-1
TOMAS VOKOUN (Road Games)33938793.5%02-1+0.62-1-0+12-1
TOMAS VOKOUN (Last 4 Games)431009494.0%02-1+0.62-1-0+12-1

WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games2-6-0-5.12-6-5.12-62.229.23.431.5
Team Stats (Home Games)2-2-0-12-2-11-32.230.23.029.0
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.12-3-1.10-52.427.82.631.4
WASHINGTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)818657002347.7%33515.2%31
Team Stats (Home Games)49225001217.4%16212.5%15
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512435001398.6%21314.3%19
Stats Against (All Games) 2771091025210.7%411024.4%50
Stats Against (Home Games) 123720011610.3%16425.0%24
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13336101578.3%23313.0%24
WASHINGTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
BRADEN HOLTBY (All Games)331049288.5%01-2-1.71-2-0-22-1
BRADEN HOLTBY (Home Games)22706491.4%01-1-0.61-1-0-11-1
BRADEN HOLTBY (Last 4 Games)331049288.5%01-2-1.71-2-0-22-1
MICHAL NEUVIRTH (All Games)5514813389.9%01-4-3.41-4-0-30-5
MICHAL NEUVIRTH (Home Games)22464087.0%01-1-0.31-1-000-2
MICHAL NEUVIRTH (Last 4 Games)4412611591.3%01-3-2.11-3-0-20-4
Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 2.88,  WASHINGTON 3.05
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 JERSEY 
2/3/2013at WASHINGTON 
2/5/2013at NY ISLANDERS 
2/7/2013WASHINGTON 
2/9/2013at NEW JERSEY 
2/10/2013NEW JERSEY 
2/13/2013OTTAWA 

WASHINGTON - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
1/19/2013at TAMPA BAY3-6L0, -105L5.5 ovO
1/22/2013WINNIPEG2-4L0, -165L5.5 evO
1/24/2013MONTREAL1-4L0, -130L5.5 unU
1/25/2013at NEW JERSEY2-3L0, +150L5.5 unU
1/27/2013BUFFALO3-2W0, -120W5.5 unU
1/29/2013at OTTAWA2-3L0, +130L5.5 unU
1/31/2013at TORONTO2-3L0, -110L5.5 ovU
2/1/2013PHILADELPHIA3-2W0, -105W5.5 unU
2/3/2013PITTSBURGH 
2/5/2013TORONTO 
2/7/2013at PITTSBURGH 
2/9/2013FLORIDA 
2/12/2013at FLORIDA 
2/14/2013at TAMPA BAY 
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
PITTSBURGH is 45-32 (+13.0 Units) against the spread versus WASHINGTON since 1996
PITTSBURGH is 42-32-4 straight up against WASHINGTON since 1996
42 of 74 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Over=+5.3 Units)
Games over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 5-3 (+1.9 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 5-3-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
7 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+6.0 Units)

All games played at WASHINGTON since 1996
PITTSBURGH is 21-19 (+5.2 Units) against the spread versus WASHINGTON since 1996
WASHINGTON is 19-18-3 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1996
22 of 37 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Over=+5.5 Units)
Games played at WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 2-2 (+0.1 Units) against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 2-2-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.0 Units)

 Team StatisticsGoalie Statistics
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultShotsASTPwr PlayStarterShotsSaves
1/22/2012WASHINGTON30, +160  Over2064-0NEUVIRTH2723
 PITTSBURGH40, -1855.5 unSU ATS2755-1FLEURY2017
1/11/2012PITTSBURGH00, +115  Under3000-0FLEURY2120
 WASHINGTON10, -1355.5 unSU ATS2122-0VOKOUN3030
12/1/2011PITTSBURGH20, -125 SU ATS3543-0FLEURY1716
 WASHINGTON10, +1055.5 un Under1722-0VOKOUN3533
10/13/2011WASHINGTON30, -120 SU ATS1951-1VOKOUN4139
 PITTSBURGH20, +1005.5 ov Under4145-1JOHNSON1916
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 )
[LW] 02/02/2013 - Chris Kunitz "?" Saturday vs. New Jersey ( Illness )
[GO] 02/02/2013 - Marc-Andre Fleury is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Washington ( Rest )
WASHINGTON
[F] 01/31/2013 - Brooks Laich out indefinitely ( Groin )
[D] 01/23/2013 - Jack Hillen out indefinitely ( Shoulder )
[D] 02/02/2013 - John Erskine "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Possible Suspension )
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