Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Washington Capitals travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -175 and the Avalanche at +158. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 74 games. They have an overall record of 49-17-8 and on the road they have a record of 18-11-6. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 238 goals and given up 163 goals for a point differential of +75. The Capitals have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 47-25 and an over/under record of 33-28-13. Colorado shows up with a record of 20-52-3 including 11-24-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 147 goals and surrendered 253 for a goal differential of -106. The Avalanche have a record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 20-55 while their over/under record sits at 31-33-11.
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Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 47-25 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 33-28-13 against the over/under
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 20-55 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 31-33-11 against the over/under
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
02/20/17 D Nikita Zadorov Ankle out for season
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 62 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 30 goals this season with 288 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 32 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 22 goals on 116 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 39 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,559 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,445 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Matt Duchene has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this season with 147 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 15 goals on 231 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 13 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,301 shots against him and has given up 121 goals. He has made 1,180 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 106 total points this season. They have scored 238 goals while giving up 163 goals. They have had 225 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals have allowed 253 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.68% 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 Avalanche have a total of 43 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 221 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 256 power play opportunities and have given up 59 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 147 goals scored while they've given up 253 goals to this point. They average 27 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.13%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've attempted 4,201 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,953 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.5% as they have 3,142 attempts while they've given up 2,958 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the season. They have 2,180 face off wins compared to 2,183 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50%. On defense Washington has 1,580 hits and they've blocked 995 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 3,899 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,209 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.3% as they have 2,894 shots while they've given up 3,228 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 49.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.8% as they've compiled 2,417 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,073 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 981 shot attempts and they have 1,572 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Avalanche NHL game against the moneyline? Josh's Pick: Take Colorado +158
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado +158
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