Friday, February 26, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +100 and the Capitals at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 27-23-10 and on the road they have a record of 12-12-6. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 157 goals and given up 152 goals for a point differential of +5. The Wild have 10 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-33 and an over/under record of 24-27-9. Washington shows up with a record of 44-10-4 including 23-5-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 197 goals and surrendered 137 for a goal differential of +60. The Capitals have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-15 while their over/under record sits at 25-23-11.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Wild. He has 12 goals this season with 105 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 17 goals on 117 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 21 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,324 shots against him and has given up 109 goals. He has made 1,215 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 39 goals this season with 301 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 128 shots. He has 44 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 38 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,336 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,235 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have 64 total points this season. They have scored 157 goals while giving up 150 goals. They have had 188 power play opportunities and have scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Wild have allowed 155 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.93% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 92 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 185 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 183 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 191 goals scored while they've given up 132 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.75%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.1% as they've attempted 3,233 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,355 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,435 attempts while they've given up 2,479 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season. They have 1,899 face off wins compared to 1,775 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.7%. On defense Minnesota has 1,033 hits and they've blocked 876 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,296 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,301 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 2,481 shots while they've given up 2,408 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 1,707 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,733 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 893 shot attempts and they have 1,360 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 27-33 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 24-27-9 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 43-15 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 25-23-11 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/24/16 LW Jason Zucker Concussion out indefinitely
02/24/16 LW Zach Parise Upper Body expected to miss Thursday vs. Philadelphia
02/06/16 D Jonas Brodin Foot expected to miss a month
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/24/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss 7-10 days
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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