Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks & Parlay 9/29/2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to PNC Arena to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, September 29, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -110 and the Hurricanes at -110.
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Washington had a record of 55-19-8 last year and away from home they had a record of 23-12-6. They were 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They tallied 263 goals and surrendered 182 goals for a point differential of +81. For the year they had an ATS mark of 62-33-0 and an over/under record of 43-38-0. Carolina finished with a record of 36-31-15 including 23-12-6 on home ice last year. They were 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 215 goals and gave up 236 for a goal differential of -21. Their record against the spread was 36-46-0 while their over/under mark was 34-40-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals were 62-33-0 straight up last year
The Washington Capitals were 43-38-0 against the over/under last season
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes were 36-46-0 straight up last year
The Carolina Hurricanes were 34-40-0 against the over/under last season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
9/27/2017 Vitek Vanecek G Lower Body
9/23/2017 Tom Wilson RW Suspension
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
9/27/2017 Lee Stempniak RW Back
Braden Holtby had 42 wins and 13 losses last season in goal for the Capitals. He had 1,690 shots against him and he surrendered 127 goals. He made 1,563 stops for a save percentage of 93%. Alex Ovechkin scored 68 total points last year for the Capitals. He had 33 goals last season with 305 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 35 assists on the year and averaged 18.4 minutes played per contest. Nicklas Backstrom averaged 18.3 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 23 goals on 160 attempts. He had 62 assists giving him a total of 85 points on the year.
Sebastian Aho had 48 total points last season for the Hurricanes. He had 23 goals last year with 206 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 25 assists on the year and averaged 16.7 minutes played per contest. Scott Darling had 18 wins and 5 losses last season in net for the Hurricanes. He had 877 shots against him and he gave up 67 goals. He made 810 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Jeff Skinner averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 35 goals on 269 attempts. He had 26 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals gave up 272 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84% last season. That was 7th in the league. They averaged 30 shots per contest and as a team shot 10.54% for the year. They allowed 28 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 2nd in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals were 1st overall with 118 total points last year. They were 3rd in the league with 263 goals and 30th in goals allowed with 182. They had 248 power play chances and scored 57 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That was 4th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Hurricanes were 21st with a total of 215 goals scored while they were 12th with 236 goals surrendered last season. They averaged 30 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 8.62%. As a unit they gave up 28 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 90%, putting them 26th in the league. The Hurricanes had a total of 87 points last season, which was 20th in the NHL. They had 41 power play goals on 231 chances for a percentage of 18%. That was 21st overall. They gave up 202 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 6th when short-handed.
Washington was 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 51.4%, as they attempted 4,635 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,377 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.6% as they had 3,487 attempts while they gave up 3,275 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 6th in the league. The Capitals started possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time, which was 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 48% for the season. That was 22nd overall in the NHL. They had 2,385 face-off wins compared to 2,400 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 49.8%. That ranked them 17th in the league. On defense Washington had 1,727 hits and they blocked 1,102 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Hurricanes started possessions in the offensive zone 56.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 43.9% for the year. That ranked them 1st and 29th respectively in the NHL. They had 2,430 face-off wins as opposed to 2,150 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 53.1%. That was 4th in the league. On defense Carolina had 1,611 hits and they blocked 1,062 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Carolina was ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they tried 4,766 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,363 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 4th in the NHL at 51.6%, as they had 3,514 shots while they gave up 3,301 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -110 and over 5.5 total goals
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