Saturday, April 9, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -113 and the Blues at +102. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 55-17-8 and on the road they have a record of 26-10-4. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 247 goals and given up 190 goals for a point differential of +57. The Capitals have 8 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-3-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 53-25 and an over/under record of 32-31-17. St. Louis shows up with a record of 49-23-9 including 24-12-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 223 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of +27. The Blues have 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 47-32 while their over/under record sits at 31-40-10.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 47 goals this season with 389 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 11% by scoring 20 goals on 187 shots. He has 56 assists giving him a total of 76 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 47 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,782 shots against him and has given up 140 goals. He has made 1,642 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 73 total points this season for the Blues. He has 39 goals this season with 289 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Backes has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 168 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Jake Allen has 26 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,260 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,159 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 118 total points this season. They have scored 243 goals while giving up 188 goals. They have had 246 power play opportunities and have scored 55 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals have allowed 250 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.92% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have a total of 107 points on the season. They have 51 power play goals on 234 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 274 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 218 goals scored while they've given up 192 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.88%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 4,498 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,505 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 3,404 attempts while they've given up 3,259 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. They have 2,320 face off wins compared to 2,353 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.6%. On defense Washington has 1,966 hits and they've blocked 1,246 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 4,428 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,395 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.6% as they have 3,361 shots while they've given up 3,280 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.3% as they've compiled 2,554 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,422 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 1,115 shot attempts and they have 1,911 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 53-25 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 32-31-17 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 47-32 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 31-40-10 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
04/08/16 D Jay Bouwmeester Concussion is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Washington
04/07/16 C Robby Fabbri Ankle "?" Saturday vs Washington
04/04/16 C David Backes Lower Body out for regular season
04/04/16 GO Jake Allen Lower Body out for regular season
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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