Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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The New York Islanders travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +162 and the Capitals at -180. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 42-26-9 and on the road they have a record of 18-16-5. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 214 goals and given up 201 goals for a point differential of +13. The Islanders have 9 overtime losses including 5 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 40-35 and an over/under record of 30-40-7. Washington shows up with a record of 55-17-6 including 29-7-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 241 goals and surrendered 182 for a goal differential of +59. The Capitals have 6 losses in OT and 2 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 53-23 while their over/under record sits at 30-31-17.
John Tavares has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 29 goals this season with 239 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 32 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 11% by scoring 21 goals on 188 shots. He has 37 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 21 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,117 shots against him and has given up 85 goals. He has made 1,032 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 45 goals this season with 378 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 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 175 shots. He has 55 assists giving him a total of 75 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 47 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,720 shots against him and has given up 132 goals. He has made 1,588 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have 93 total points this season. They have scored 209 goals while giving up 196 goals. They have had 217 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Islanders have allowed 217 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.15% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have a total of 116 points on the season. They have 55 power play goals on 241 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 244 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 237 goals scored while they've given up 180 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.92%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 4,357 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,435 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 3,175 attempts while they've given up 3,198 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. They have 2,200 face off wins compared to 2,209 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense New York has 2,182 hits and they've blocked 1,237 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 4,395 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,387 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.1% as they have 3,322 shots while they've given up 3,174 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.7% as they've compiled 2,267 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,295 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 1,213 shot attempts and they have 1,918 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 40-35 straight up
The New York Islanders are 30-40-7 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 53-23 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 30-31-17 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
04/04/16 C Casey Cizikas Undisclosed "?" Monday vs. Tampa Bay
04/01/16 D Travis Hamonic Knee out for regular season
03/18/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out indefinitely
03/09/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Washington Capitals Injuries
04/02/16 C Nicklas Backstrom Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs NY Islanders
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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