Washington Capitals at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Parlay 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Gila River Arena
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The Washington Capitals head to Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -120 and the Coyotes at +109.
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Washington has a record of 22-12-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-7-1-0. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 112 goals and surrendered 101 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-13-0 and an over/under record of 20-15-0. Arizona has a record of 7-24-5, including 3-11-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 80 goals and have given up 125 for a goal differential of -45. Their record against the spread is 7-29-0 while their over/under mark is 15-20-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 22-13-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 20-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 7-29-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 15-20-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
12/02/17 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Upper Body IR (11/28)
Braden Holtby has 20 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 835 shots against him and he's surrendered 68 goals. He's made 767 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Alex Ovechkin has scored 37 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 23 goals this season with 160 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 7 goals on 63 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the year.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 19 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 6 goals this year with 98 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 24.8 minutes played per contest. Antti Raanta has 4 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 478 shots against him and he's given up 40 goals. He's made 438 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Clayton Keller averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 12 goals on 99 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have given up 124 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this season. That is 21st in the league. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.08% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 14th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals are 6th overall with 45 total points this year. They are 8th in the league with 112 goals and 17th in goals allowed with 101. They've had 109 power play chances and scored 22 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Coyotes are 30th with a total of 80 goals scored while they are 1st with 125 goals surrendered this season. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.37%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th in the league. The Coyotes have a total of 19 points this season, which is 31st in the NHL. They have had 18 power play goals on 111 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 25th overall. They've given up 94 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 13th when short-handed.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 47.6% as they've tried 1,917 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,109 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 30th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47% as they have 1,413 shots while they've given up 1,593 attempts on defense. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the year. That puts them 23rd and 9th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,087 face-off wins as opposed to 1,013 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 7th overall in the NHL. On defense Washington has 768 hits and they've blocked 516 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 48.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.7% for the year. That ranks them 25th and 5th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,107 face-off wins as opposed to 1,195 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 26th in the league. On defense Arizona has 858 hits and they've blocked 521 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 7th in blocked shots. Arizona is ranked 22nd in Corsi percentage with 48.3% as they've tried 2,078 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,227 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 26th in the NHL at 47.4%, as they have 1,538 shots while they've given up 1,706 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -120 and over 5.5 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -120 and over 5.5 total goals
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