Sunday, March 20, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -120 and the Penguins at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 51-14-5 and on the road they have a record of 23-8-3. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 225 goals and given up 162 goals for a point differential of +63. 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 49-19 and an over/under record of 27-27-16. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 38-24-8 including 22-10-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 194 goals and surrendered 176 for a goal differential of +18. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-32 while their over/under record sits at 29-29-12.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 42 goals this season with 347 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 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 20 goals on 155 shots. He has 53 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 43 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,567 shots against him and has given up 121 goals. He has made 1,446 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 31 goals this season with 207 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 162 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 30 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,532 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,412 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 107 total points this season. They have scored 221 goals while giving up 161 goals. They have had 220 power play opportunities and have scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Capitals have allowed 220 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.32% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have a total of 84 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 222 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 220 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 191 goals scored while they've given up 172 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.29%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 3,947 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,979 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.9% as they have 2,983 attempts while they've given up 2,881 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season. They have 2,046 face off wins compared to 2,069 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Washington has 1,719 hits and they've blocked 1,098 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,096 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,772 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.9% as they have 3,086 shots while they've given up 2,863 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 2,221 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,166 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 909 shot attempts and they have 1,674 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 49-19 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 27-27-16 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-32 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-29-12 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/27/16 D John Carlson Lower Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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