Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Friday, November 10, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at +106 and the Capitals at -117.
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Pittsburgh has a record of 9-6-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-6-1. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 45 goals and surrendered 59 goals for a point differential of -14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 9-8-0 and an over/under record of 9-8-0. Washington has a record of 8-7-1 including 3-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 47 goals and have given up 51 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 8-8-0 while their over/under mark is 9-7-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 9-8-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 9-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 8-8-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 9-7-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
11/07/17 D Matt Hunwick Concussion is "?" Friday vs. Washington
10/23/17 RW Carter Rowney Hand IR (10/21)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
11/07/17 RW Brett Connolly Concussion is "?" Friday vs. Pittsburgh
11/07/17 D Madison Bowey Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Friday vs. Pittsburgh
10/27/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body IR (10/18)
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Upper Body IR (10/21)
10/14/17 D Matt Niskanen Upper Body IR (10/13)
Evgeni Malkin has scored 18 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 7 goals this season with 50 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Sidney Crosby averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 5 goals on 53 attempts. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 9 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 404 shots against him and he's surrendered 38 goals. He's made 366 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Alex Ovechkin has 18 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 13 goals this year with 78 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Nicklas Backstrom averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 3 goals on 27 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 8 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 355 shots against him and he's given up 28 goals. He's made 327 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 20 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 45 goals while giving up 59 scores, which has them ranked 17th and 4th respectively. They have had 65 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 28%. That is 3rd in the league. The Penguins have given up 65 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 36 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.41% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals are 16th in the league with a total of 17 points this season. They have 9 power play goals on 50 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 66 power play opportunities and surrendered 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 23rd overall. As a team, the Capitals are 14th with a total of 47 goals scored while they've given up 51 goals this season, ranking 8th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.15%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 19th overall in the NHL.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50.5% as they've tried 1,018 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 996 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 11th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 797 shots while they've given up 733 attempts on defense. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the year. That puts them 9th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 546 face-off wins as opposed to 554 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 20th overall in the NHL. On defense Pittsburgh has 371 hits and they've blocked 263 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 1st in the league.
The Capitals are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season, which is 11th in the NHL. They have 503 face-off wins compared to 486 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Washington has 321 hits and they have blocked 209 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. Washington is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.6% as they've attempted 869 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 957 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.2% ranks 30th as they have 643 attempts while they have given up 748 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Capitals NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +106
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +106
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