New York Islanders at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The New York Islanders travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +137 and the Capitals at -152.
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New York has a record of 7-4-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 3-4-0. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 45 goals and given up 38 goals for a point differential of +7. For the season they have an ATS record of 7-5-0 and an over/under record of 7-5-0. Washington has a record of 5-6-1 including 1-3-0 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 36 goals and surrendered 41 for a goal differential of -5. Their record against the spread is 5-7-0 while their over/under record is 8-4-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 7-5-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 5-7-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 8-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
10/29/17 RW Brett Connolly Head is "?" Thursday vs. NY Islanders
10/27/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body IR (10/27)
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Thumb IR (10/24)
10/14/17 D Matt Niskanen Upper Body IR (10/13)
Thomas Greiss has 2 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 166 shots against him and he's given up 17 goals. He's made 149 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Josh Bailey has accumulated 14 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 3 goals this year with 15 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 17.3 minutes played per game. Anders Lee averages 17.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 6 goals on 30 shots. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the season.
Alex Ovechkin has scored 15 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 10 goals this season with 61 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Braden Holtby has 5 wins and 3 losses this year in goal for the Capitals. He has 258 shots against him and he's surrendered 21 goals. He's made 237 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Nicklas Backstrom averages 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 3 goals on 20 shots. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have allowed 40 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 25th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.33% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 17th in the league. The Islanders has 15 total points this season, ranking 7th in the NHL in offense. They are 3rd in the league with 45 goals while they've given up 38 goals, which is 11th overall. They have had 43 power play opportunities and scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Capitals are 16th with 36 goals scored while they are 9th in the NHL with 41 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.23%. They give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 23rd place in the league. The Capitals have a total of 11 points this year, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 8 power play goals on 37 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 9th. They've allowed 51 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, which is 27th overall.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've tried 695 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 715 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 22nd in Corsi percentage. They are 27th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.1% as they have 503 shots while they've given up 542 attempts on defense. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the year. That puts them 21st and 12th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 328 face-off wins as opposed to 371 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.9%. That is 28th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 246 hits and they've blocked 173 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Capitals are 25th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 379 face-off wins compared to 380 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Washington has 252 hits and they have blocked 158 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Washington is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5% as they've attempted 660 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 730 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.1% ranks 30th as they have 489 attempts while they have given up 572 shots on the defensive end.
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