Sunday, April 2, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -115 and the Blue Jackets at +104.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 51-18-8 and on the road they have a record of 20-12-6. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 251 goals and given up 176 goals for a point differential of +75. The Capitals have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 49-26 and an over/under record of 36-28-13. Columbus shows up with a record of 49-20-8 including 28-10-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 237 goals and surrendered 177 for a goal differential of +60. The Blue Jackets have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 47-28 while their over/under record sits at 30-42-5.
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Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 49-26 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 36-28-13 against the over/under
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 47-28 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-42-5 against the over/under
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
04/01/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Washington
04/01/17 RW Oliver Bjorkstrand Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Washington
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 33 goals this season with 298 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 33 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 20% by scoring 23 goals on 118 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 40 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,614 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,490 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 184 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 34 goals on 229 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 41 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,773 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,657 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 110 total points this season. They have scored 251 goals while giving up 176 goals. They have had 233 power play opportunities and have scored 55 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Capitals have allowed 263 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.76% 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 Blue Jackets have a total of 106 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 204 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 208 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 237 goals scored while they've given up 177 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.00%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've attempted 4,371 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,118 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.5% as they have 3,273 attempts while they've given up 3,080 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season. They have 2,262 face off wins compared to 2,271 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense Washington has 1,632 hits and they've blocked 1,038 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 4,243 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,382 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 3,190 shots while they've given up 3,269 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 48.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.8% as they've compiled 2,283 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,398 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 1,113 shot attempts and they have 1,492 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Blue Jackets NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Columbus +104
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus +104
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