Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +101 and the Sharks at -111. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 67 games. They have an overall record of 49-13-5 and on the road they have a record of 23-7-3. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 217 goals and given up 155 goals for a point differential of +62. 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 47-18 and an over/under record of 26-26-15. San Jose shows up with a record of 37-24-6 including 12-15-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 198 goals and surrendered 177 for a goal differential of +21. The Sharks have 6 losses in OT and 3 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 36-30 while their over/under record sits at 36-26-5.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 41 goals this season with 333 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 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 152 shots. He has 48 assists giving him a total of 68 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 41 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,520 shots against him and has given up 119 goals. He has made 1,401 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 31 goals this season with 183 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 19 goals on 166 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Martin Jones has 33 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,519 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,395 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 103 total points this season. They have scored 213 goals while giving up 154 goals. They have had 211 power play opportunities and have scored 50 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Capitals have allowed 213 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.35% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sharks have a total of 80 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 219 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 196 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 195 goals scored while they've given up 174 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.71%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 3,797 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,817 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.8% as they have 2,863 attempts while they've given up 2,775 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 1,967 face off wins compared to 1,988 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Washington has 1,636 hits and they've blocked 1,042 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 3,716 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,656 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52% as they have 2,815 shots while they've given up 2,598 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 2,029 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,984 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 1,058 shot attempts and they have 1,348 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 47-18 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 26-26-15 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 36-30 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 36-26-5 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/27/16 D John Carlson Lower Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/03/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
02/18/16 C Tommy Wingels Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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