Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +275 and the Capitals at -119. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Colorado comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 39-39-4 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-19-0. They finished 6th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and gave up 240 goals for a point differential of -24. The Avalanche had 4 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 2-8-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 36-42 and an over/under record of 40-38-4. Washington had a regular season record of 56-18-8 including 29-8-4 at home last season. They were 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 252 goals and surrendered 193 for a goal differential of +59. The Capitals had 8 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 53-25 while their over/under record sat at 33-32-17.
Mikhail Grigorenko accumulated 27 total points last season for the Avalanche. He had 6 goals last year with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He had a total of 21 assists on the season and averaged 13 minutes played per game. Matt Duchene averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 30 goals on 200 shots. He had 29 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov had 27 wins and 25 losses last season in net for the Avalanche. He had 1,714 shots against him and gave up 148 goals. He made 1,566 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Alex Ovechkin accumulated 71 total points last season for the Capitals. He had 50 goals last year with 398 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 21 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 20 goals on 193 shots. He had 57 assists giving him a total of 77 points on the season. Braden Holtby had 48 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He had 1,802 shots against him and gave up 141 goals. He made 1,661 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Avalanche had 82 total points last season. They scored 216 goals while giving up 240 goals. They had 266 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Avalanche allowed 258 power play opportunities and gave up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.20% for the season. They allowed 32 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals had a total of 120 points on the season. They had 55 power play goals on 251 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 256 power play opportunities and gave up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Avalanche had a total of 252 goals scored while they gave up 193 goals during the campaign. They averaged 31 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.04%. As a team they gave up 28 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Colorado had a Corsi percentage of 45.1% as they attempted 4,187 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 5,105 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 46.1% as they had 3,167 attempts while they gave up 3,704 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche started possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50.9% for the season. They had 2,382 face off wins compared to 2,400 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.8%. On defense Colorado had 1,848 hits and they blocked 1,401 shots from the opposition.
Washington attempted 4,612 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,591 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 51.2% as they had 3,494 shots while they gave up 3,325 attempts on defense. The Capitals had an offensive zone percentage of 51.7% and their defensive zone percentage was 48.3% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they compiled 2,368 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,409 face off losses. On defense Washington blocked 1,266 shot attempts and they had 1,994 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche were 36-42 straight up last season
The Colorado Avalanche were 40-38-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals were 53-25 straight up last season
The Washington Capitals were 33-32-17 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
10/17/16 C John Mitchell Hip expected to miss Monday vs. Pittsburgh
10/17/16 RW Rene Bourque Undisclosed probable Monday vs. Pittsburgh
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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