Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +128 and the Capitals at -141. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Minnesota comes into this game having played 67 games. They have an overall record of 43-18-6 and away from home they have a record of 20-9-5. The currently are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 223 goals and surrendered 163 goals for a point differential of +60. The Wild have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 40-24 and an over/under record of 34-25-8. Washington shows up with a record of 44-17-7 including 27-6-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 218 goals and surrendered 152 for a goal differential of +66. The Capitals have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-24 while their over/under record sits at 30-25-13.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Wild. He has 8 goals this season with 132 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 22 goals on 162 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 36 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,545 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,438 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 27 goals this season with 252 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 22 goals on 105 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 34 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,384 shots against him and has given up 103 goals. He has made 1,281 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Wild have 92 total points this season. They have scored 223 goals while giving up 163 goals. They have had 186 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Wild have allowed 175 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.83% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 207 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 237 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 218 goals scored while they've given up 152 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.83%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've attempted 3,711 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,868 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.3% as they have 2,803 attempts while they've given up 2,888 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 2,084 face off wins compared to 1,955 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense has 1,057 hits and they've blocked 980 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,818 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,651 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51% as they have 2,835 shots while they've given up 2,719 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 50.2% as they've compiled 2,013 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,000 face off losses. On defense has blocked 932 shot attempts and they have 1,473 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 40-24 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 34-25-8 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 43-24 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 30-25-13 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
03/13/17 C Martin Hanzal Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Washington
03/13/17 D Gustav Olofsson Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs. Washington
03/05/17 D Christian Folin Arm out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
03/12/17 D Kevin Shattenkirk Suspension expected to miss next 2 games
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +128
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