Thursday, April 7, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +109 and the Capitals at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 47-25-8 and on the road they have a record of 21-14-4. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 240 goals and given up 197 goals for a point differential of +43. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 9-1-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 44-33 and an over/under record of 35-31-14. Washington shows up with a record of 55-17-7 including 29-7-3 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 244 goals and surrendered 186 for a goal differential of +58. The Capitals have 7 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 53-24 while their over/under record sits at 31-31-17.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 84 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 35 goals this season with 242 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 49 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 216 shots. He has 50 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,665 shots against him and has given up 132 goals. He has made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 47 goals this season with 383 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 184 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 1,747 shots against him and has given up 136 goals. He has made 1,611 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 102 total points this season. They have scored 236 goals while giving up 193 goals. They have had 256 power play opportunities and have scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Penguins have allowed 250 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.85% 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 117 points on the season. They have 55 power play goals on 242 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 246 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 240 goals scored while they've given up 184 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%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 52.5% as they've attempted 4,718 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,262 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.7% as they have 3,568 attempts while they've given up 3,203 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. They have 2,535 face off wins compared to 2,504 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.3%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,903 hits and they've blocked 1,059 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 4,448 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,449 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 3,364 shots while they've given up 3,213 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 2,292 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,320 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 1,236 shot attempts and they have 1,940 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 44-33 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 35-31-14 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 53-24 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 31-31-17 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
04/05/16 LW Conor Sheary Facial injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Washington
04/05/16 RW Bryan Rust Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Washington
04/02/16 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion out indefinitely
03/25/16 D Olli Maatta Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
Washington Capitals Injuries
04/05/16 C Nicklas Backstrom Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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