Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The Boston Bruins travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -120 and the Capitals at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 52 games. They have an overall record of 25-21-6 and on the road they have a record of 13-9-6. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 131 goals and given up 135 goals for a point differential of -4. The Bruins have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-27 and an over/under record of 23-24-5. Washington shows up with a record of 33-10-6 including 19-5-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 160 goals and surrendered 106 for a goal differential of +54. The Capitals have a record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-16 while their over/under record sits at 22-18-9.
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Brad Marchand has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 21 goals this season with 156 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak 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 157 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 24 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,022 shots against him and has given up 84 goals. He has made 938 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 23 goals this season with 188 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 15 goals on 73 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 24 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,036 shots against him and has given up 73 goals. He has made 963 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Bruins have 56 total points this season. They have scored 131 goals while giving up 135 goals. They have had 161 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Bruins have allowed 170 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.32% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 31 power play goals on 150 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 175 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 160 goals scored while they've given up 106 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.94%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 55.7% as they've attempted 3,310 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,635 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 56% as they have 2,483 attempts while they've given up 1,948 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 54.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.4% for the season. They have 1,688 face off wins compared to 1,491 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.1%. On defense Boston has 1,103 hits and they've blocked 687 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 2,774 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,628 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51% as they have 2,059 shots while they've given up 1,981 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 1,470 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,437 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 647 shot attempts and they have 1,033 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 23-27 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 23-24-5 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 32-16 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 22-18-9 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
01/31/17 D Brandon Carlo Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay
Washington Capitals Injuries
01/31/17 GO Braden Holtby Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
01/31/17 RW T.J. Oshie Personal is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
01/30/17 D John Carlson Lower Body is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +109
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