Thursday, January 7, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Washington Capitals travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -105 and the Islanders at -105. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 29-7-3 and on the road they have a record of 14-4-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 124 goals and given up 85 goals for a point differential of +39. New York shows up with a record of 22-13-5 including 13-6-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 113 goals and surrendered 99 for a goal differential of +14.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 21 goals this season with 192 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 21 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 15% by scoring 13 goals on 85 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 25 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 895 shots against him and has given up 61 goals. He has made 834 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
John Tavares has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 15 goals this season with 113 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 10 goals on 89 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 12 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 628 shots against him and has given up 45 goals. He has made 583 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Capitals have 61 total points this season. They have scored 122 goals while giving up 84 goals. They have had 120 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. The Capitals have allowed 114 power play opportunities and given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.31% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have a total of 49 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 112 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 118 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 110 goals scored while they've given up 97 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.24%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 27-10 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 14-19-6 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 19-18 straight up
The New York Islanders are 15-22-3 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/30/15 RW Jay Beagle Hand out indefinitely
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
01/05/16 D John Carlson Lower Body "?" Thursday vs NY Islanders
New York Islanders Injuries
11/28/15 GO Jean-Francois Berube Lower Body out indefinitely
01/03/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Washington
01/01/16 D Johnny Boychuk Shoulder out 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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