Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The New Jersey Devils head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Capitals on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Devils at +192 and the Capitals at -214. The over/under is 5.
New Jersey comes into this game having played 35 contests. They have an overall record of 13-15-7 and away from home they have a record of 4-12-5. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 82 goals and surrendered 107 goals for a point differential of -25. The Devils have an overall record of 1-8-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-22 and an over/under record of 13-11-11. Washington comes into this game with a record of 20-9-4 including 12-5-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 90 goals and surrendered 73 for a goal differential of +17. The Capitals have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 19-13 while their over/under record sits at 13-13-7.
Travis Zajac has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Devils. He has 8 goals this season with 68 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Taylor Hall has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 8 goals on 85 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 10 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 791 shots against him and has given up 75 goals. He has made 716 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Marcus Johansson has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 13 goals this season with 54 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 24%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 15 goals on 125 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 15 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 702 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 652 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Devils have 33 total points this season. They have scored 82 goals while giving up 107 goals. They have had 115 power play opportunities and have scored 18 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Devils have allowed 105 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.38% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 44 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 104 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 109 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 90 goals scored while they've given up 73 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.97%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 47% as they've attempted 1,732 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,953 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.8% as they have 1,328 attempts while they've given up 1,509 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season. They have 1,072 face off wins compared to 1,067 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense New Jersey has 727 hits and they've blocked 444 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 1,926 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,722 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.9% as they have 1,427 shots while they've given up 1,325 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 54% and their defensive zone percentage is 46% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 994 face off wins this season and they have suffered 974 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 397 shot attempts and they have 678 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 11-22 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 13-11-11 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 19-13 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 13-13-7 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/22/16 C Jacob Josefson Concussion out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey +192
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