Anaheim Ducks at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Anaheim Ducks travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Ducks at +140 and the Capitals at -155.
Anaheim has a record of 13-11-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 6-4-4. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 86 goals and given up 92 goals for a point differential of -6. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-18-0 and an over/under record of 11-20-0. Washington has a record of 19-12-1 including 13-5-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 105 goals and surrendered 96 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 20-13-0 while their over/under record is 19-14-0.
Valuable Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 14-18-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 11-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 20-13-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 19-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
12/14/17 LW Nick Ritchie Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Washington
12/12/17 RW Corey Perry Leg IR (12/11)
12/08/17 D Hampus Lindholm Upper Body IR (12/04)
12/01/17 LW Michael Liambas Undisclosed IR (11/30)
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Lower Body IR (10/14)
10/02/17 C Ryan Kesler Hip IR (10/03)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
12/14/17 RW T.J. Oshie Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Anaheim
John Gibson has 9 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 819 shots against him and he's given up 65 goals. He's made 754 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Corey Perry has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 6 goals this year with 64 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Rickard Rakell averages 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 8 goals on 74 shots. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the season.
Alex Ovechkin has scored 33 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 21 goals this season with 148 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Braden Holtby has 17 wins and 7 losses this year in goal for the Capitals. He has 732 shots against him and he's surrendered 60 goals. He's made 672 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 5 goals on 53 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks have allowed 125 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 6th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.14% for the season. They allow 36 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 3rd in the league. The Ducks has 33 total points this season, ranking 20th in the NHL in offense. They are 23rd in the league with 83 goals while they've given up 91 goals, which is 20th overall. They have had 92 power play opportunities and scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Capitals are 9th with 100 goals scored while they are 15th in the NHL with 93 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.71%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 16th place in the league. The Capitals have a total of 39 points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 21 power play goals on 102 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 8th. They've allowed 114 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 18th overall.
Anaheim has a Corsi percentage of 45.4% as they've tried 1,698 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,043 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 31st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 45.2% as they have 1,287 shots while they've given up 1,563 attempts on defense. The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 45.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.7% for the year. That puts them 30th and 1st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 982 face-off wins as opposed to 949 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Anaheim has 734 hits and they've blocked 480 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 5th in the league.
The Capitals are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season, which is 11th in the NHL. They have 1,008 face-off wins compared to 923 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.2%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Washington has 699 hits and they have blocked 464 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Washington is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.9% as they've attempted 1,748 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,904 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.3% ranks 30th as they have 1,293 attempts while they have given up 1,440 shots on the defensive end.
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