Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Washington Capitals travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +104 and the Lightning at -115. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 22 games. They have an overall record of 13-7-2 and on the road they have a record of 5-3-2. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 57 goals and given up 51 goals for a point differential of +6. The Capitals have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-9 and an over/under record of 9-9-4. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 13-11-1 including 6-3-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 75 goals and surrendered 70 for a goal differential of +5. The Lightning have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-12 while their over/under record sits at 11-10-4.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 12 goals this season with 90 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 9 goals on 40 shots. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 15 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 10 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 468 shots against him and has given up 38 goals. He has made 430 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 12 goals this season with 66 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 5 goals on 44 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 7 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 469 shots against him and has given up 46 goals. He has made 423 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have 28 total points this season. They have scored 57 goals while giving up 51 goals. They have had 70 power play opportunities and have scored 10 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Capitals have allowed 71 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.47% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have a total of 27 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 88 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 80 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 75 goals scored while they've given up 70 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.07%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 53.3% as they've attempted 1,286 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,129 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52% as they have 953 attempts while they've given up 878 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 55.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.5% for the season. They have 677 face off wins compared to 647 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Washington has 430 hits and they've blocked 251 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 1,362 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,336 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.9% as they have 1,033 shots while they've given up 1,038 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 49.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.1% as they've compiled 763 face off wins this season and they have suffered 792 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 298 shot attempts and they have 516 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 13-9 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 9-9-4 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-12 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-10-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
11/19/16 RW T.J. Oshie Shoulder out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/01/16 D Anton Stralman Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
12/01/16 RW Ryan Callahan Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +104
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