Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Washington Capitals head to PNC Arena to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, December 16, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Capitals at -140 and the Hurricanes at +127. The over/under is 5.
Washington comes into this game having played 28 contests. They have an overall record of 18-7-3 and away from home they have a record of 7-3-3. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 76 goals and surrendered 61 goals for a point differential of +15. The Capitals have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 18-10 and an over/under record of 11-11-6. Carolina comes into this game with a record of 12-11-6 including 8-3-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 77 goals and surrendered 82 for a goal differential of -5. The Hurricanes have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-17 while their over/under record sits at 12-12-5.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 13 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 24% by scoring 12 goals on 50 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 14 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 616 shots against him and has given up 46 goals. He has made 570 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Victor Rask has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 10 goals this season with 68 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 11 goals on 106 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Cam Ward has 9 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 624 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 571 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 39 total points this season. They have scored 76 goals while giving up 61 goals. They have had 91 power play opportunities and have scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Capitals have allowed 92 power play opportunities and given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.87% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 85 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 78 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 77 goals scored while they've given up 82 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.88%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 53% as they've attempted 1,631 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,445 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.2% as they have 1,217 attempts while they've given up 1,115 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 55% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45% for the season. They have 855 face off wins compared to 825 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense Washington has 546 hits and they've blocked 330 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 1,668 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,533 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.2% as they have 1,212 shots while they've given up 1,156 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 56.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 829 face off wins this season and they have suffered 789 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 377 shot attempts and they have 528 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 18-10 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 11-11-6 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 11-17 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-12-5 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/21/16 GO Eddie Lack Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -140
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