Thursday, December 31, 2015
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The Washington Capitals travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +128 and the Hurricanes at -141. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 35 games. They have an overall record of 27-6-2 and on the road they have a record of 13-3-1. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 110 goals and given up 72 goals for a point differential of +38. Carolina shows up with a record of 15-17-5 including 7-8-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 87 goals and surrendered 106 for a goal differential of -19.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 31 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 18 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. 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 23 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 812 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 759 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 7 goals this season with 89 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 15 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 13% by scoring 14 goals on 109 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Cam Ward has 11 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 642 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 578 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have 56 total points this season. They have scored 108 goals while giving up 72 goals. They have had 108 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Capitals have allowed 100 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 10.33% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 35 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 114 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 86 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 87 goals scored while they've given up 105 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.94%. 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 25-8 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 11-18-6 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 15-22 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-14-11 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/28/15 D John Carlson Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs Buffalo
12/28/15 C Michael Latta Arm injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs Buffalo
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
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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