Thursday, March 2, 2017
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The New Jersey Devils head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Capitals on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at +231 and the Capitals at -260. The over/under has been set at 5.
New Jersey comes into this game having played 62 games. They have an overall record of 25-25-12 and away from home they have a record of 12-13-6. The currently are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 145 goals and surrendered 180 goals for a point differential of -35. The Devils have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-37 and an over/under record of 23-23-16. Washington shows up with a record of 41-13-7 including 25-5-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 203 goals and surrendered 133 for a goal differential of +70. The Capitals have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-20 while their over/under record sits at 26-22-13.
Kyle Palmieri has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Devils. He has 19 goals this season with 135 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Taylor Hall has averaged 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 14 goals on 172 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 19 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,429 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,305 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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Marcus Johansson has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 19 goals this season with 94 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17.2 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 223 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 31 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,241 shots against him and has given up 89 goals. He has made 1,152 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Devils have 62 total points this season. They have scored 145 goals while giving up 180 goals. They have had 195 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Devils have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.45% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 89 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 179 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 204 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 203 goals scored while they've given up 133 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.22%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 46.4% as they've attempted 3,009 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,480 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.7% as they have 2,335 attempts while they've given up 2,665 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 46.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.6% for the season. They have 1,849 face off wins compared to 1,835 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense has 1,232 hits and they've blocked 815 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 3,406 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,290 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.6% as they have 2,529 shots while they've given up 2,465 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 51.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.7% as they've compiled 1,781 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,799 face off losses. On defense has blocked 825 shot attempts and they have 1,309 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 22-37 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 23-23-16 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 40-20 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 26-22-13 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/27/17 C Jacob Josefson Upper Body left last game, "?"
02/27/17 RW PA Parenteau Finger "?"
02/26/17 C Pavel Zacha Concussion out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/27/17 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. NY Rangers
02/27/17 RW T.J. Oshie Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. NY Rangers
02/25/17 D Matt Niskanen Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs NY Rangers
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey +231
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