Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +113 and the Capitals at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 74 games. They have an overall record of 43-22-9 and on the road they have a record of 22-11-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 195 goals and given up 185 goals for a point differential of +10. The Blues have 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-31 and an over/under record of 28-36-10. Washington shows up with a record of 52-15-5 including 28-6-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 231 goals and surrendered 170 for a goal differential of +61. The Capitals have 5 losses in OT and 1 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 50-20 while their over/under record sits at 29-27-16.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Blues. He has 34 goals this season with 264 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Backes has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 19 goals on 153 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Jake Allen has 24 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,212 shots against him and has given up 100 goals. He has made 1,112 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 43 goals this season with 354 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 13% by scoring 20 goals on 158 shots. He has 53 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 44 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,623 shots against him and has given up 128 goals. He has made 1,495 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 95 total points this season. They have scored 190 goals while giving up 181 goals. They have had 212 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 257 power play opportunities and given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.52% 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 109 points on the season. They have 52 power play goals on 224 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 231 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 227 goals scored while they've given up 169 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.40%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 4,027 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,052 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.2% as they have 3,048 attempts while they've given up 3,023 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. They have 2,347 face off wins compared to 2,221 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.4%. On defense St. Louis has 1,743 hits and they've blocked 1,029 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 4,024 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,092 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.6% as they have 3,040 shots while they've given up 2,966 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 2,110 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,128 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 1,126 shot attempts and they have 1,789 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 41-31 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 28-36-10 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 50-20 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 29-27-16 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/25/16 D Jay Bouwmeester Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Vancouver
03/13/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
03/24/16 D John Carlson Lower Body is upgraded to "?" Friday vs. New Jersey
03/24/16 RW T.J. Oshie Illness is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. New Jersey
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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