Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -120 and the Predators at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 51 games. They have an overall record of 38-9-4 and on the road they have a record of 18-5-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 169 goals and given up 115 goals for a point differential of +54. The Capitals have 4 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-2-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-13 and an over/under record of 20-20-11. Nashville shows up with a record of 25-20-8 including 14-9-3 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 138 goals and surrendered 140 for a goal differential of -2. The Predators have 8 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 25-28 while their over/under record sits at 19-23-11.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 30 goals this season with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 14 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 15 goals on 114 shots. He has 38 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 33 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1176 shots against him and has given up 84 goals. He has made 1092 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Shea Weber has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Predators. He has 14 goals this season with 126 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 15 goals on 153 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 20 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1148 shots against him and has given up 110 goals. He has made 1038 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have 80 total points this season. They have scored 166 goals while giving up 114 goals. They have had 157 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Capitals have allowed 156 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.61% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have a total of 58 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 174 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 164 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 136 goals scored while they've given up 139 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 2,638 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,609 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.9% as they have 1,989 attempts while they've given up 1,917 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 1,355 face off wins compared to 1,343 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense Washington has 1,084 hits and they've blocked 692 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 2,786 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,433 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.7% as they have 2,083 shots while they've given up 1,722 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 52.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 1,428 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,470 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 711 shot attempts and they have 1,131 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 37-13 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 20-20-11 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 25-28 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 19-23-11 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
02/04/16 C Marcus Johansson Upper Body out indefinitely
01/13/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Nashville Predators Injuries
11/28/15 LW Gabriel Bourque Upper Body out indefinitely
02/02/16 LW Eric Nystrom Foot out indefinitely
01/13/16 C Colin Wilson Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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