Saturday, February 18, 2017
Joe Louis Arena
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The Washington Capitals travel to Joe Louis Arena to play the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -185 and the Red Wings at +160. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 56 games. They have an overall record of 39-11-6 and on the road they have a record of 15-6-5. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 192 goals and given up 121 goals for a point differential of +71. The Capitals have an overall record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-17 and an over/under record of 25-19-12. Detroit shows up with a record of 22-25-10 including 11-13-5 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 141 goals and surrendered 171 for a goal differential of -30. The Red Wings have a record of 2-6-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-35 while their over/under record sits at 26-25-6.
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Marcus Johansson has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 19 goals this season with 83 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 26 goals on 212 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 29 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,153 shots against him and has given up 85 goals. He has made 1,068 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Henrik Zetterberg has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 13 goals this season with 132 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 15 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 94 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 12 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has had 966 shots against him and has given up 96 goals. He has made 870 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have 84 total points this season. They have scored 192 goals while giving up 121 goals. They have had 167 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals have allowed 194 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.55% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Red Wings have a total of 54 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 186 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 12%. They have allowed 167 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 141 goals scored while they've given up 171 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.71%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 3,140 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,004 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.9% as they have 2,328 attempts while they've given up 2,249 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. They have 1,647 face off wins compared to 1,641 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Washington has 1,194 hits and they've blocked 755 shots from the opposition.
Detroit has attempted 2,979 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,179 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48% as they have 2,258 shots while they've given up 2,444 attempts on defense. The Red Wings have an offensive zone percentage of 51.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.4% as they've compiled 1,776 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,613 face off losses. On defense Detroit has blocked 735 shot attempts and they have 1,129 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 38-17 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 25-19-12 against the over/under
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 16-35 straight up
The Detroit Red Wings are 26-25-6 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Detroit Red Wings Injuries
10/27/16 C Joe Vitale Concussion out indefinitely
10/15/15 C Johan Franzen Concussion out indefinitely
02/15/17 RW Gustav Nyquist Suspension expected to miss 6 games, eligible to return March 4 vs. Edmonton.
02/10/17 D Jonathan Ericsson Wrist out for season
01/03/17 GO Jimmy Howard Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +160
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