Friday, March 25, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -140 and the Devils at +127. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 52-15-5 and on the road they have a record of 24-9-3. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 231 goals and given up 170 goals for a point differential of +61. The Capitals have 5 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 50-20 and an over/under record of 29-27-16. New Jersey shows up with a record of 35-31-7 including 17-15-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 166 goals and surrendered 189 for a goal differential of -23. The Devils have 7 losses in OT and 6 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-38 while their over/under record sits at 25-33-15.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 43 goals this season with 354 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 13% by scoring 20 goals on 158 shots. He has 53 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 44 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,623 shots against him and has given up 128 goals. He has made 1,495 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mike Cammalleri has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Devils. He has 14 goals this season with 101 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Adam Henrique has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 26 goals on 137 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 26 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,525 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,408 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 109 total points this season. They have scored 227 goals while giving up 169 goals. They have had 224 power play opportunities and have scored 52 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Capitals have allowed 231 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.40% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Devils have a total of 77 points on the season. They have 45 power play goals on 218 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 232 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 164 goals scored while they've given up 183 goals to this point. They average 25 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.17%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 4,024 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,092 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 3,040 attempts while they've given up 2,966 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. They have 2,110 face off wins compared to 2,128 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense Washington has 1,789 hits and they've blocked 1,126 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 3,226 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,762 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 2,488 shots while they've given up 2,822 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 47.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 46.6% as they've compiled 1,960 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,250 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 940 shot attempts and they have 1,626 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 50-20 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 29-27-16 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 35-38 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 25-33-15 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
03/24/16 D John Carlson Lower Body is upgraded to "?" Friday vs. New Jersey
03/24/16 RW T.J. Oshie Illness is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. New Jersey
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/29/15 LW Patrik Elias Knee likely out for season
03/24/16 D John Moore Knee is upgraded to Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
03/23/16 LW Tyler Kennedy Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
03/22/16 D Jon Merrill Upper Body out indefinitely
03/20/16 D David Schlemko Upper Body expected to miss 1 week
03/20/16 RW Jordin Tootoo Upper Body expected to miss 7-10 days
03/08/16 C Jacob Josefson Hand out indefinitely
03/07/16 GO Cory Schneider Groin out indefinitely
02/11/16 LW Michael Cammalleri Hand out for season
01/23/16 C Jiri Tlusty Wrist out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey
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