Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Washington Capitals travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -160 and the Bruins at +140.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 54-18-8 and on the road they have a record of 22-12-6. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 260 goals and given up 179 goals for a point differential of +81. The Capitals have an overall record of 9-1-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 52-26 and an over/under record of 36-30-14. Boston shows up with a record of 44-30-7 including 23-16-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 233 goals and surrendered 209 for a goal differential of +24. The Bruins have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-37 while their over/under record sits at 37-36-8.
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Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 52-26 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 36-30-14 against the over/under
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 42-37 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 37-36-8 against the over/under
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
04/07/17 D John Carlson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Boston
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
04/07/17 C Tim Schaller Lower Body is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs. Washington
04/07/17 D Torey Krug Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
04/06/17 LW Brad Marchand Suspension expected to miss next 2 games; eligible to return Game #1 in playoffs
04/06/17 RW Jimmy Hayes Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Washington
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 33 goals this season with 305 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 23 goals on 124 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 42 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,675 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,549 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 85 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 39 goals this season with 226 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 34 goals on 261 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 70 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 37 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,602 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,465 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 116 total points this season. They have scored 260 goals while giving up 179 goals. They have had 242 power play opportunities and have scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Capitals have allowed 269 power play opportunities and given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.72% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 53 power play goals on 242 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 262 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 233 goals scored while they've given up 209 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.63%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've attempted 4,524 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,286 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 3,395 attempts while they've given up 3,210 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 2,349 face off wins compared to 2,347 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50%. On defense Washington has 1,703 hits and they've blocked 1,076 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 4,927 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,136 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 55.2% as they have 3,759 shots while they've given up 3,055 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.2% as they've compiled 2,651 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,336 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 1,081 shot attempts and they have 1,749 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Bruins NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Boston +140
Guy's Pick: Take Boston +140
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