Thursday, February 9, 2017
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Red Wings at +231 and the Capitals at -260. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Detroit comes into this matchup having played 53 games. They have an overall record of 22-21-10 and on the road they have a record of 11-9-5. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 134 goals and given up 155 goals for a point differential of -21. The Red Wings have an overall record of 4-2-4 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-31 and an over/under record of 24-23-6. Washington shows up with a record of 37-11-6 including 22-5-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and surrendered 114 for a goal differential of +66. The Capitals have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-17 while their over/under record sits at 23-19-12.
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Thomas Vanek has accumulated 33 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 13 goals this season with 90 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 15 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 11 goals on 116 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 12 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has had 869 shots against him and has given up 88 goals. He has made 781 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 26 goals this season with 210 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 24 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 22% by scoring 17 goals on 78 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 27 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,114 shots against him and has given up 78 goals. He has made 1,036 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Red Wings have 54 total points this season. They have scored 134 goals while giving up 155 goals. They have had 176 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 11%. The Red Wings have allowed 156 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.89% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 80 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 163 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 190 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Red Wings have a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 114 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.31%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Detroit has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 2,768 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,956 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48% as they have 2,096 attempts while they've given up 2,271 shots on the defensive end. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season. They have 1,651 face off wins compared to 1,514 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.2%. On defense Detroit has 1,065 hits and they've blocked 685 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,024 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,925 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 2,239 shots while they've given up 2,191 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.3% as they've compiled 1,595 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,576 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 734 shot attempts and they have 1,148 hits as a unit.
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 16-31 straight up
The Detroit Red Wings are 24-23-6 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 36-17 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 23-19-12 against the over/under
Detroit Red Wings Injuries
10/27/16 C Joe Vitale Concussion out indefinitely
10/15/15 C Johan Franzen Concussion out indefinitely
02/07/17 D Niklas Kronwall Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Washington
02/06/17 C Frans Nielsen Upper Body out indefinitely
01/03/17 GO Jimmy Howard Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -260
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