Monday, December 28, 2015
First Niagara Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -178 and the Sabres at +160. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 26-6-2 and on the road they have a record of 12-3-1. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 108 goals and given up 72 goals for a point differential of +36. Buffalo shows up with a record of 15-16-4 including 8-9-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 85 goals and surrendered 92 for a goal differential of -7.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 17 goals this season with 164 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. John Carlson has averaged 24 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 86 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 22 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 781 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 728 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 11 goals this season with 108 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 14 goals on 87 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 619 shots against him and has given up 51 goals. He has made 568 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 54 total points this season. They have scored 106 goals while giving up 72 goals. They have had 107 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Capitals have allowed 97 power play opportunities and given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.39% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Sabres have a total of 34 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 108 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 87 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 84 goals scored while they've given up 89 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.17%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 24-8 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 11-17-6 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 14-20 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-15-9 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/26/15 LW Marcus Foligno Upper Body "?" Monday vs Washington
11/25/15 D Mark Pysyk Lower Body out indefinitely
10/09/15 GO Robin Lehner Ankle out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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