Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The New York Islanders travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +144 and the Capitals at -160. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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New York comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 45-27-10 last season and on the road they had a record of 20-16-5. They finished 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 232 goals and gave up 216 goals for a point differential of +16. The Islanders had 10 overtime losses including 5 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 43-35 and an over/under record of 34-40-8. 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.
John Tavares accumulated 70 total points last season for the Islanders. He had 33 goals last year with 250 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 37 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Andrew Ladd averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 181 shots. He had 21 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Thomas Greiss had 23 wins and 11 losses last season in net for the Islanders. He had 1,197 shots against him and gave up 90 goals. He made 1,107 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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 Islanders had 100 total points last season. They scored 232 goals while giving up 216 goals. They had 229 power play opportunities and scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Islanders allowed 232 power play opportunities and gave up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.62% for the season. They allowed 30 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 Islanders 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%.
New York had a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they attempted 4,602 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,729 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 49.6% as they had 3,352 attempts while they gave up 3,407 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders started possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 48.1% for the season. They had 2,331 face off wins compared to 2,323 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.1%. On defense New York had 2,311 hits and they blocked 1,322 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.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders were 43-35 straight up last season
The New York Islanders were 34-40-8 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
New York Islanders Injuries
10/14/16 C John Tavares Thumb probable Saturday vs. Washington
10/13/16 LW Anders Lee Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Washington
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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