Friday, February 24, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +166 and the Capitals at -185. The over/under has been set at 5.
Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 61 games. They have an overall record of 33-20-8 and on the road they have a record of 18-10-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 176 goals and given up 159 goals for a point differential of +17. The Oilers have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-28 and an over/under record of 23-34-4. Washington shows up with a record of 40-12-7 including 24-5-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 199 goals and surrendered 127 for a goal differential of +72. The Capitals have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 39-19 while their over/under record sits at 25-21-13.
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Leon Draisaitl has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 22 goals this season with 133 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. Connor McDavid has averaged 21.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 181 shots. He has 48 assists giving him a total of 68 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 31 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,593 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,467 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Marcus Johansson has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 19 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17.1 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin has averaged 18.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 27 goals on 220 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 30 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,210 shots against him and has given up 88 goals. He has made 1,122 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Oilers have 74 total points this season. They have scored 176 goals while giving up 159 goals. They have had 180 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Oilers have allowed 173 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.31% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have a total of 87 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 176 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 200 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 199 goals scored while they've given up 127 goals to this point. They average 30 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%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 50.5% as they've attempted 3,488 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,416 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.9% as they have 2,600 attempts while they've given up 2,505 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season. They have 1,740 face off wins compared to 1,953 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.1%. On defense Edmonton has 1,519 hits and they've blocked 911 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,305 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,180 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 2,454 shots while they've given up 2,378 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 49.7% as they've compiled 1,726 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,749 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 802 shot attempts and they have 1,269 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 29-28 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 23-34-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 39-19 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 25-21-13 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/26/16 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee expected to miss 4 months
12/03/16 D Darnell Nurse Ankle out 3 months
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
02/22/17 D Adam Larsson Leg "?" Friday vs Washington
02/18/17 LW Benoit Pouliot Undisclosed out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/22/17 D Matt Niskanen Lower Body injured last game, "?" Friday vs Edmonton
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -185
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