Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Washington Capitals travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -120 and the Red Wings at +109.
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Washington has a record of 3-3-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 2-1-1. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 23 goals and given up 24 goals for a point differential of -1. For the season they have an ATS record of 3-4-0 and an over/under record of 5-2-0. Detroit has a record of 4-3-0 including 1-1-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 23 goals and surrendered 21 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 4-2-0 while their over/under record is 4-2-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 3-4-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 4-2-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
10/19/17 C Lars Eller Illness is "?" Friday vs. Detroit
10/19/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body is "?" Friday vs. Detroit
10/14/17 D Matt Niskanen Upper Body IR (10/13)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
10/19/17 D Danny DeKeyser Lower Body is "?" Friday vs. Washington
10/15/17 RW Johan Franzen Concussion IR (10/03)
Braden Holtby has 3 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 159 shots against him and he's given up 11 goals. He's made 148 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Nicklas Backstrom has accumulated 11 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 3 goals this year with 9 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 33%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19.9 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 9 goals on 39 shots. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 10 points on the season.
Mike Green has scored 9 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 1 goal this season with 15 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 22.9 minutes played per game. Jimmy Howard has 3 wins and 1 loss this year in goal for the Red Wings. He has 142 shots against him and he's surrendered 11 goals. He's made 131 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Anthony Mantha averages 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 3 goals on 18 shots. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 7 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have allowed 28 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this year. That is 21st in the NHL. They average 26 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.78% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 20th in the league. The Capitals has 7 total points this season, ranking 16th in the NHL in offense. They are 9th in the league with 23 goals while they've given up 24 goals, which is 6th overall. They have had 23 power play opportunities and scored 6 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Red Wings are 7th with 23 goals scored while they are 10th in the NHL with 21 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.95%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 18th place in the league. The Red Wings have a total of 8 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 4 power play goals on 27 opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That ranks their power play unit 23rd. They've allowed 30 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%, which is 6th overall.
Washington is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.9%, as they've attempted 361 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 426 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 43.9% as they have 262 attempts while they have given up 335 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 45.9% of the time, which is 28th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.1% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 225 face-off wins compared to 208 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52%. That ranks them 13th in the league. On defense Washington has 157 hits and they have blocked 91 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the year. That ranks them 10th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They have 210 face-off wins as opposed to 241 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.6%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Detroit has 145 hits and they've blocked 79 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 24th in blocked shots. Detroit is ranked 14th in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've tried 388 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 396 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 23rd in the NHL at 48.3%, as they have 296 shots while they've given up 317 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Red Wings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +109 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
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