Friday, March 4, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +173 and the Capitals at -193. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 37-20-6 and on the road they have a record of 14-14-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and given up 159 goals for a point differential of +21. The Rangers have 6 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-2-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-26 and an over/under record of 27-27-9. Washington shows up with a record of 47-12-4 including 26-5-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 208 goals and surrendered 146 for a goal differential of +62. The Capitals have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 46-16 while their over/under record sits at 25-24-14.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 22 goals this season with 143 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 21 goals on 128 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 31 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,540 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,423 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 41 goals this season with 318 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 18 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 20 goals on 138 shots. He has 46 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 40 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,439 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,328 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have 80 total points this season. They have scored 177 goals while giving up 157 goals. They have had 172 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Rangers have allowed 189 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.71% 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 98 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 201 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 199 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 205 goals scored while they've given up 145 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.63%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.9% as they've attempted 3,347 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,647 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.8% as they have 2,516 attempts while they've given up 2,638 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season. They have 1,783 face off wins compared to 1,829 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense New York has 1,681 hits and they've blocked 1,009 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,565 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,594 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 2,689 shots while they've given up 2,609 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.8% as they've compiled 1,855 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,872 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 985 shot attempts and they have 1,526 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 36-26 straight up
The New York Rangers are 27-27-9 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 46-16 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 25-24-14 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
03/02/16 RW Jesper Fast Illness expected to miss Thursday vs Pittsburgh and Friday vs Washington
02/13/16 LW Rick Nash Knee out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
03/03/16 D Nate Schmidt Lower Body "?" Friday vs. NY Rangers
03/02/16 C Michael Latta Illness "?" Friday vs. NY Rangers
02/27/16 D John Carlson Lower Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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