Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The Nashville Predators travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +153 and the Capitals at -170. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup having played 69 games. They have an overall record of 34-24-11 and on the road they have a record of 14-16-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 205 goals and given up 196 goals for a point differential of +9. The Predators have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 32-35 and an over/under record of 38-26-5. Washington shows up with a record of 44-17-7 including 28-6-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 222 goals and surrendered 154 for a goal differential of +68. The Capitals have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 44-24 while their over/under record sits at 31-25-13.
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Ryan Johansen has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Predators. He has 12 goals this season with 134 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 42 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. Viktor Arvidsson has averaged 17.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 24 goals on 210 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 26 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,510 shots against him and has given up 130 goals. He has made 1,380 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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 Predators have 79 total points this season. They have scored 205 goals while giving up 196 goals. They have had 219 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Predators have allowed 208 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.43% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
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 Predators 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%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've attempted 4,029 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,880 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 3,004 attempts while they've given up 2,936 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 2,183 face off wins compared to 2,090 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense has 1,428 hits and they've blocked 944 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.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 32-35 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 38-26-5 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 44-24 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 31-25-13 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Lower Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 LW Vernon Fiddler Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Washington
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
Washington Capitals Injuries
03/14/17 D Kevin Shattenkirk Suspension Served probable Thursday vs. Nashville
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -170
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