Washington Capitals at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Parlay 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -125 and the Avalanche at +113.
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Washington has a record of 10-8-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-5-1. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 56 goals and surrendered 59 goals for a point differential of -3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 10-9-0 and an over/under record of 10-9-0. Colorado has a record of 8-7-1, including 5-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 54 goals and have given up 55 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 8-8-0 while their over/under mark is 11-5-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 10-9-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 10-9-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 8-8-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 11-5-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
11/15/17 D Christian Djoos Upper Body injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Colorado
10/27/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body IR (10/18)
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Upper Body IR (10/21)
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
11/11/17 C Carl Soderberg Personal is "?" Thursday vs. Washington
11/10/17 D Patrik Nemeth Undisclosed IR (11/08)
11/05/17 D Anton Lindholm Jaw IR (11/04)
10/22/17 C Tyson Jost Lower Body IR (10/19)
Player SpotlightBraden Holtby has 10 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 438 shots against him and he's surrendered 36 goals. He's made 402 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Nicklas Backstrom has scored 14 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 3 goals this season with 29 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 13 goals on 88 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year.
Tyson Barrie has 14 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 2 goals this year with 40 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 22.4 minutes played per contest. Semyon Varlamov has 6 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 347 shots against him and he's given up 32 goals. He's made 315 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Matt Duchene averages 15.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 4 goals on 33 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 10 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Capitals have given up 75 power play opportunities and surrendered 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this season. That is 22nd in the league. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.33% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 18th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals are 11th overall with 21 total points this year. They are 12th in the league with 56 goals and 8th in goals allowed with 59. They've had 62 power play chances and scored 12 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 13th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche are 15th with a total of 54 goals scored while they are 9th with 55 goals surrendered this season. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.49%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 23rd in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 17 points this season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have had 13 power play goals on 63 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th overall. They've given up 64 power play opportunities and surrendered 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 24th when short-handed.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 47.3% as they've tried 1,021 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,138 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 46.1% as they have 751 shots while they've given up 879 attempts on defense. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the year. That puts them 19th and 14th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 594 face-off wins as opposed to 580 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 14th overall in the NHL. On defense Washington has 403 hits and they've blocked 259 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 45.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.6% for the year. That ranks them 28th and 4th respectively in the NHL. They have 437 face-off wins as opposed to 569 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.4%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 301 hits and they've blocked 239 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 25th in blocked shots. Colorado is ranked 29th in Corsi percentage with 44.9% as they've tried 839 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,029 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 30th in the NHL at 44.8%, as they have 641 shots while they've given up 790 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado +113 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado +113 and under 5.5 total goals
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