Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +110 and the Kings at -121. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 66 games. They have an overall record of 49-13-4 and on the road they have a record of 23-7-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 214 goals and given up 151 goals for a point differential of +63. The Capitals have 4 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-3-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 47-17 and an over/under record of 25-26-15. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 39-22-4 including 20-11-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 175 goals and surrendered 149 for a goal differential of +26. The Kings have 4 losses in OT and 2 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 39-26 while their over/under record sits at 20-26-19.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 60 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 41 goals this season with 329 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 20 goals on 149 shots. He has 47 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 41 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,490 shots against him and has given up 115 goals. He has made 1,375 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Kings. He has 20 goals this season with 142 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 17 goals on 185 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 33 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,416 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,302 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 102 total points this season. They have scored 210 goals while giving up 150 goals. They have had 210 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Capitals have allowed 210 power play opportunities and given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.37% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Kings have a total of 82 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 194 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 233 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 173 goals scored while they've given up 147 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.17%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 3,739 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,764 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.8% as they have 2,818 attempts while they've given up 2,730 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. They have 1,938 face off wins compared to 1,951 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense Washington has 1,602 hits and they've blocked 1,034 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 4,081 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,351 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.8% as they have 3,076 shots while they've given up 2,539 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 54.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 2,000 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,997 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 812 shot attempts and they have 1,962 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 47-17 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 25-26-15 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 39-26 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 20-26-19 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/27/16 D John Carlson Lower Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
03/04/16 C Jordan Nolan Back out indefinitely
02/13/16 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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