Saturday, April 2, 2016
Gila River Arena
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The Washington Capitals travel to Gila River Arena to play the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -140 and the Coyotes at +127. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 54-16-6 and on the road they have a record of 25-9-4. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 237 goals and given up 177 goals for a point differential of +60. The Capitals have 6 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-3-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 52-22 and an over/under record of 29-30-17. Arizona shows up with a record of 34-36-7 including 21-15-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 200 goals and surrendered 230 for a goal differential of -30. The Coyotes have 7 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 34-43 while their over/under record sits at 35-34-8.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 65 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 44 goals this season with 367 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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 169 shots. He has 54 assists giving him a total of 74 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 46 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,701 shots against him and has given up 130 goals. He has made 1,571 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 20 goals this season with 216 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Max Domi has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 18 goals on 147 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Louis Domingue has 15 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has had 1,110 shots against him and has given up 95 goals. He has made 1,015 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have 114 total points this season. They have scored 233 goals while giving up 175 goals. They have had 236 power play opportunities and have scored 54 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Capitals have allowed 240 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.09% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Coyotes have a total of 75 points on the season. They have 53 power play goals on 284 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 279 power play opportunities and have given up 62 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 199 goals scored while they've given up 229 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.29%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 4,253 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,299 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.8% as they have 3,212 attempts while they've given up 3,109 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. They have 2,222 face off wins compared to 2,241 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense Washington has 1,871 hits and they've blocked 1,190 shots from the opposition.
Arizona has attempted 4,084 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,476 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.1% as they have 3,034 shots while they've given up 3,408 attempts on defense. The Coyotes have an offensive zone percentage of 49.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 54.5% as they've compiled 2,609 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,182 face off losses. On defense Arizona has blocked 1,068 shot attempts and they have 1,726 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 52-22 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 29-30-17 against the over/under
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 34-43 straight up
The Arizona Coyotes are 35-34-8 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Arizona Coyotes Injuries
10/19/15 C Joe Vitale Eye out for season
04/01/16 C Martin Hanzal Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
04/01/16 D Oliver Ekman-Larsson Illness "?" Saturday vs. Washington
03/28/16 D Michael Stone Knee out for season
03/09/16 D Jarred Tinordi Suspension expected to miss 20 games
02/15/16 GO Anders Lindback Achilles out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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