Friday, March 18, 2016
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The Nashville Predators travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +154 and the Capitals at -171. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Nashville comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 35-22-13 and on the road they have a record of 18-12-7. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 192 goals and given up 179 goals for a point differential of +13. The Predators have 13 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-1-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 34-35 and an over/under record of 26-30-14. Washington shows up with a record of 50-14-5 including 27-6-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 221 goals and surrendered 161 for a goal differential of +60. The Capitals have 5 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 48-19 while their over/under record sits at 27-27-15.
Shea Weber has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Predators. He has 17 goals this season with 159 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 0%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 0 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 28 goals on 213 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 28 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,540 shots against him and has given up 139 goals. He has made 1,401 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 42 goals this season with 342 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 21 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 13% by scoring 20 goals on 155 shots. He has 50 assists giving him a total of 70 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 42 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,546 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,426 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have 83 total points this season. They have scored 189 goals while giving up 178 goals. They have had 226 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Predators have allowed 212 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.85% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 105 points on the season. They have 51 power play goals on 215 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 217 power play opportunities and have given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 217 goals scored while they've given up 160 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.27%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've attempted 3,903 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,624 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53.1% as they have 2,924 attempts while they've given up 2,585 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. They have 2,075 face off wins compared to 2,124 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Nashville has 1,595 hits and they've blocked 1,039 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,897 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,922 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 2,943 shots while they've given up 2,848 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 2,012 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,045 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 1,074 shot attempts and they have 1,694 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 34-35 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 26-30-14 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 48-19 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 27-27-15 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
03/07/16 C Paul Gaustad Upper Body out indefinitely
02/02/16 LW Eric Nystrom Foot out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/27/16 D John Carlson Lower Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville
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