Ottawa Senators at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Ottawa Senators travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Senators at +127 and the Capitals at -140.
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Ottawa has a record of 8-5-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 4-1-1. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 62 goals and given up 62 goals for a point differential of 0. For the season they have an ATS record of 8-11-0 and an over/under record of 11-8-0. Washington has a record of 11-10-1 including 6-4-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 62 goals and surrendered 70 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 11-11-0 while their over/under record is 11-11-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 8-11-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 11-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 11-11-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 11-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion is out indefinitely
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/11/17 C Zack Smith Thumb is out indefinitely
10/15/17 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion IR (10/03)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
11/20/17 D Christian Djoos Upper Body is doubtful Wednesday vs. Ottawa
10/27/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body IR (10/18)
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Upper Body IR (10/21)
Craig Anderson has 7 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 407 shots against him and he's given up 41 goals. He's made 366 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Mark Stone has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Senators. He has 13 goals this year with 52 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 20.8 minutes played per game. Derick Brassard averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 6 goals on 54 shots. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the season.
Nicklas Backstrom has scored 15 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 3 goals this season with 40 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. Braden Holtby has 11 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Capitals. He has 508 shots against him and he's surrendered 41 goals. He's made 467 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Alex Ovechkin averages 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 13 goals on 101 shots. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have allowed 55 power play opportunities and have given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 16th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.54% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 25th in the league. The Senators has 22 total points this season, ranking 19th in the NHL in offense. They are 15th in the league with 62 goals while they've given up 62 goals, which is 14th overall. They have had 74 power play opportunities and scored 13 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Capitals are 16th with 62 goals scored while they are 6th in the NHL with 70 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.61%. They give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 19th place in the league. The Capitals have a total of 23 points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 15 power play goals on 75 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 15th. They've allowed 90 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, which is 26th overall.
Ottawa has a Corsi percentage of 49.4% as they've tried 1,097 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,125 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 23rd in Corsi percentage. They are 12th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.7% as they have 828 shots while they've given up 806 attempts on defense. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 54.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.8% for the year. That puts them 7th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 641 face-off wins as opposed to 555 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.6%. That is 1st overall in the NHL. On defense Ottawa has 425 hits and they've blocked 319 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 3rd in the league.
The Capitals are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 697 face-off wins compared to 665 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Washington has 474 hits and they have blocked 307 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Washington is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5% as they've attempted 1,188 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,312 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.6% ranks 27th as they have 878 attempts while they have given up 1,005 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Senators/Capitals NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Washington -140
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -140
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