Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 10/17/2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Maple Leafs at +124 and the Capitals at -154.
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Toronto has a record of 4-1-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-0-0. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 26 goals and surrendered 19 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-1-0 and an over/under record of 5-0-0. Washington has a record of 3-2-1 including 1-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 23 goals and have given up 22 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 3-3-0 while their over/under mark is 5-1-0.
Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 4-1-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 5-0-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 3-3-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
10/14/17 D Matt Niskanen Upper Body IR (10/13)
Mitch Marner has scored 4 total points this year for the Maple Leafs. He has 1 goal this season with 14 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 16.2 minutes played per contest. Auston Matthews averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 29% by tallying 5 goals on 17 attempts. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Frederik Andersen has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in goal for the Maple Leafs. He has 158 shots against him and he's surrendered 19 goals. He's made 139 stops for a save percentage of 88%.
Nicklas Backstrom has 11 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 3 goals this year with 8 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 38%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 26% by scoring 9 goals on 35 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 10 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Capitals. He has 130 shots against him and he's given up 10 goals. He's made 120 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 8 total points this year, which is 11th in the NHL. They've scored 26 goals while giving up 19 scores, which has them ranked 1st and 6th respectively. They have had 26 power play chances and scored 8 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 31%. That is 1st in the league. The Maple Leafs have given up 24 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 22nd when short-handed. They average 37 shots per contest and as a team shoot 13.90% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals are 14th in the league with a total of 7 points this season. They have 5 power play goals on 19 chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 10th in the NHL. They've given up 26 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 24th overall. As a team, the Capitals are 3rd with a total of 23 goals scored while they've given up 22 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 25 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 15.33%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 19th overall in the NHL.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 55.1% as they've tried 339 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 276 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.9% as they have 247 shots while they've given up 211 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the year. That puts them 24th and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 200 face-off wins as opposed to 146 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 57.8%. That is 1st overall in the NHL. On defense Toronto has 114 hits and they've blocked 65 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 22nd in the league.
The Capitals are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 44.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 55.8% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 197 face-off wins compared to 185 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Washington has 133 hits and they have blocked 82 shots from the opposition, which is 10th in the league. Washington is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.3% as they've attempted 305 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 369 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 43.7% ranks 31st as they have 223 attempts while they have given up 287 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Maple Leafs/Capitals NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +124
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +124
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