Saturday, December 12, 2015
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The Washington Capitals travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +109 and the Lightning at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 27 games. They have an overall record of 19-6-2 and on the road they have a record of 8-3-1. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 83 goals and given up 61 goals for a point differential of +22. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 14-12-3 including 7-5-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 70 goals and surrendered 66 for a goal differential of +4.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 14 goals this season with 137 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 11 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 6% by scoring 4 goals on 63 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 17 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 595 shots against him and has given up 43 goals. He has made 552 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 11 goals this season with 72 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 10 goals on 73 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 17 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 635 shots against him and has given up 44 goals. He has made 591 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Capitals have 40 total points this season. They have scored 81 goals while giving up 61 goals. They have had 88 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Capitals have allowed 75 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.72% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have a total of 31 points on the season. They have 16 power play goals on 94 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 89 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 69 goals scored while they've given up 64 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.51%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 17-8 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 9-13-5 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 13-15 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 8-17-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body expected to miss 5-7 days
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/09/15 C Cedric Paquette Upper Body expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/09/15 RW Erik Condra Lower Body expected to miss 1-2 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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