Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The New York Islanders travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +214 and the Capitals at -240. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 21 games. They have an overall record of 7-10-4 and on the road they have a record of 1-6-1. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 51 goals and given up 64 goals for a point differential of -13. The Islanders have an overall record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 6-14 and an over/under record of 8-9-4. Washington shows up with a record of 13-6-2 including 8-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 57 goals and surrendered 48 for a goal differential of +9. The Capitals have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 13-8 while their over/under record sits at 9-8-4.
Brock Nelson has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 5 goals this season with 40 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. John Tavares has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 6 goals on 64 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 17 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 3 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 425 shots against him and has given up 41 goals. He has made 384 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Marcus Johansson has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 9 goals this season with 40 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 12 goals on 86 shots. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 10 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 440 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 405 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have 18 total points this season. They have scored 51 goals while giving up 64 goals. They have had 62 power play opportunities and have scored 8 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. The Islanders have allowed 75 power play opportunities and given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.37% 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 28 points on the season. They have 10 power play goals on 64 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 69 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 57 goals scored while they've given up 48 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.98%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 45.1% as they've attempted 1,132 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,376 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.4% as they have 841 attempts while they've given up 970 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. They have 610 face off wins compared to 636 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49%. On defense New York has 578 hits and they've blocked 406 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 1,199 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,082 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.4% as they have 887 shots while they've given up 840 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 54.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 648 face off wins this season and they have suffered 619 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 242 shot attempts and they have 409 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 6-14 straight up
The New York Islanders are 8-9-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 13-8 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 9-8-4 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
11/28/16 D Adam Pelech Upper Body injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs Pittsburgh
11/14/16 D Dennis Seidenberg Jaw out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
11/28/16 D Matt Niskanen Lower Body injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. NY Islanders
11/19/16 RW T.J. Oshie Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York +214
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