Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Calgary Flames head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at +127 and the Capitals at -140.
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Calgary has a record of 11-8-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-3-0. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 58 goals and surrendered 62 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 11-8-0 and an over/under record of 11-7-0. Washington has a record of 11-9-1 including 6-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 61 goals and have given up 66 for a goal differential of -5. Their record against the spread is 11-10-0 while their over/under mark is 11-10-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 11-8-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 11-7-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 11-10-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 11-10-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
11/18/17 LW Matthew Tkachuk Suspension Served is probable Monday vs. Washington
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
11/18/17 D Christian Djoos Upper Body is "?" Monday vs. Calgary
10/27/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body IR (10/18)
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Upper Body IR (10/21)
Johnny Gaudreau has scored 29 total points this year for the Flames. He has 9 goals this season with 56 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 18.9 minutes played per contest. Sean Monahan averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by tallying 11 goals on 55 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year. Mike Smith has 10 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 545 shots against him and he's surrendered 44 goals. He's made 501 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Nicklas Backstrom has 15 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 3 goals this year with 36 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 13 goals on 96 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 11 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 469 shots against him and he's given up 37 goals. He's made 432 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 22 total points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They've scored 58 goals while giving up 62 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 10th respectively. They have had 68 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the league. The Flames have given up 68 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%, ranking them 31st when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.54% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals are 11th in the league with a total of 23 points this season. They have 15 power play goals on 72 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL. They've given up 85 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 25th overall. As a team, the Capitals are 13th with a total of 61 goals scored while they've given up 66 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.92%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Calgary is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.4%, as they've attempted 1,169 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,107 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.2% as they have 867 attempts while they have given up 861 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 13th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the season. That is 15th overall in the NHL. They have 569 face-off wins compared to 600 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That ranks them 21st in the league. On defense Calgary has 333 hits and they have blocked 246 shots from the opposition, putting them 29th overall.
The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 16th respectively in the NHL. They have 667 face-off wins as opposed to 634 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Washington has 458 hits and they've blocked 287 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 15th in blocked shots. Washington is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 47.7% as they've tried 1,134 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,243 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 29th in the NHL at 46.5%, as they have 832 shots while they've given up 956 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Capitals NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Calgary +127
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary +127
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