Thursday, October 20, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +140 and the Panthers at +155. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 56-18-8 last season and on the road they had a record of 27-10-4. They finished 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 252 goals and gave up 193 goals for a point differential of +59. The Capitals had 8 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 4-3-3. For the season they had an ATS record of 53-25 and an over/under record of 33-32-17. Florida had a regular season record of 47-26-9 including 25-11-5 at home last season. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They scored 239 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +36. The Panthers had 9 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 44-35 while their over/under record sat at 33-31-18.
Evgeny Kuznetsov accumulated 77 total points last season for the Capitals. He had 20 goals last year with 193 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He had a total of 57 assists on the season and averaged 17 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 50 goals on 398 shots. He had 21 assists giving him a total of 71 points on the season. Braden Holtby had 48 wins and 9 losses last season in net for the Capitals. He had 1,802 shots against him and gave up 141 goals. He made 1,661 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jussi Jokinen accumulated 60 total points last season for the Panthers. He had 18 goals last year with 153 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 42 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Jaromir Jagr averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 27 goals on 143 shots. He had 39 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Roberto Luongo had 35 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He had 1,801 shots against him and gave up 141 goals. He made 1,660 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals had 120 total points last season. They scored 252 goals while giving up 193 goals. They had 251 power play opportunities and scored 55 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals allowed 256 power play opportunities and gave up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team they shot 10.04% for the season. They allowed 28 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Panthers had a total of 103 points on the season. They had 47 power play goals on 278 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. They allowed 268 power play opportunities and gave up 55 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Capitals had a total of 239 goals scored while they gave up 203 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.14%. As a team they gave up 29 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Washington had a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they attempted 4,612 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,591 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 51.2% as they had 3,494 attempts while they gave up 3,325 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals started possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 48.3% for the season. They had 2,368 face off wins compared to 2,409 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.6%. On defense Washington had 1,994 hits and they blocked 1,266 shots from the opposition.
Florida attempted 4,101 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,253 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 49.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.2% as they had 3,213 shots while they gave up 3,311 attempts on defense. The Panthers had an offensive zone percentage of 49.2% and their defensive zone percentage was 50.8% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they compiled 2,548 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,540 face off losses. On defense Florida blocked 942 shot attempts and they had 1,910 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals were 53-25 straight up last season
The Washington Capitals were 33-32-17 against the over/under
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers were 44-35 straight up last season
The Florida Panthers were 33-31-18 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Florida Panthers Injuries
10/10/16 LW Jonathan Huberdeau Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
10/08/16 C Nick Bjugstad Hand expected to miss 4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Florida
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