Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The New York Islanders travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +138 and the Capitals at -163. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 48 games. They have an overall record of 26-16-6 and on the road they have a record of 10-8-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 135 goals and given up 121 goals for a point differential of +14. The Islanders have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-22 and an over/under record of 19-25-4. Washington shows up with a record of 35-9-4 including 18-4-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 160 goals and surrendered 109 for a goal differential of +51. The Capitals have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-13 while their over/under record sits at 20-19-9.
John Tavares has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 17 goals this season with 145 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 12 goals on 116 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 13 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 648 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 601 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 28 goals this season with 234 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 14 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 15 goals on 106 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 30 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1091 shots against him and has given up 78 goals. He has made 1013 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Islanders have 58 total points this season. They have scored 132 goals while giving up 118 goals. They have had 138 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Islanders have allowed 145 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.04% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have a total of 74 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 150 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 25%. They have allowed 147 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 158 goals scored while they've given up 108 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.66%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 2,695 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,708 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 1,966 attempts while they've given up 1,977 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. They have 1,323 face off wins compared to 1,326 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense New York has 1,475 hits and they've blocked 731 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 2,638 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,609 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.9% as they have 1,989 shots while they've given up 1,917 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 50.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,355 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,343 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 692 shot attempts and they have 1,084 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 23-22 straight up
The New York Islanders are 19-25-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 33-13 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 20-19-9 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
02/02/16 D Johnny Boychuk Shoulder "?" Thursday vs Washington
01/18/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out for season
01/08/16 LW Eric Boulton Undisclosed out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
02/03/16 RW Alex Ovechkin Back is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. NY Islanders
02/03/16 D Taylor Chorney Flu "?" Thursday vs. NY Islanders
02/02/16 C Marcus Johansson Upper Body "?" Thursday vs NY Islanders
01/13/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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