Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Washington Capitals travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +122 and the Hurricanes at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 31 games. They have an overall record of 23-6-2 and on the road they have a record of 10-3-1. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 96 goals and given up 67 goals for a point differential of +29. Carolina shows up with a record of 13-15-5 including 6-7-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 79 goals and surrendered 99 for a goal differential of -20.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 16 goals this season with 155 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 25 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 6 goals on 79 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 20 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 715 shots against him and has given up 49 goals. He has made 666 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 5 goals this season with 81 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Justin Faulk has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 12 goals on 98 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Cam Ward has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 577 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 519 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have 48 total points this season. They have scored 94 goals while giving up 67 goals. They have had 100 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Capitals have allowed 87 power play opportunities and given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.04% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 31 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 109 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 80 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 79 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.03%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 21-8 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 10-15-6 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-20 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-11-10 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/19/15 RW Alex Ovechkin Undisclosed probable Sunday vs. NY Rangers
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/24/15 LW Nathan Gerbe Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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