Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -110 and the Oilers at +100.
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Washington has a record of 4-5-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-2-1. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 30 goals and surrendered 37 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-6-0 and an over/under record of 7-3-0. Edmonton has a record of 3-5-1 including 2-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 20 goals and have given up 28 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 3-6-0 while their over/under mark is 4-5-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 4-6-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 7-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 3-6-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
10/27/17 RW Brett Connolly Head is "?" Saturday vs. Edmonton
10/27/17 C Nicklas Backstrom Illness is "?" Saturday vs. Edmonton
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Thumb IR (10/24)
10/19/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/14/17 D Matt Niskanen Upper Body IR (10/13)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/15/17 RW Brian Ferlin Undisclosed IR (10/03)
10/15/17 D Ryan Stanton Foot IR (10/03)
10/01/17 D Andrej Sekera Knee IR (10/03)
Alex Ovechkin has scored 12 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 10 goals this season with 53 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Nicklas Backstrom averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by tallying 3 goals on 15 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 4 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 218 shots against him and he's surrendered 19 goals. He's made 199 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Connor McDavid has 10 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 5 goals this year with 36 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 22.8 minutes played per contest. Patrick Maroon averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 3 goals on 22 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 7 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 3 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 231 shots against him and he's given up 21 goals. He's made 210 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 9 total points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They've scored 30 goals while giving up 37 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 6th respectively. They have had 35 power play chances and scored 8 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 9th in the league. The Capitals have given up 45 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.34% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 29th in the league with a total of 7 points this season. They have 4 power play goals on 29 chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 26th in the NHL. They've given up 37 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 70%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Oilers are 30th with a total of 20 goals scored while they've given up 28 goals this season, ranking 15th in goals against. They average 37 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 5.93%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 19th overall in the NHL.
Washington is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6%, as they've attempted 557 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 590 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.7% as they have 406 attempts while they have given up 463 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time, which is 19th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 322 face-off wins compared to 316 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Washington has 209 hits and they have blocked 127 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 56.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.5% for the year. That ranks them 2nd and 28th respectively in the NHL. They have 266 face-off wins as opposed to 285 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.3%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Edmonton has 274 hits and they've blocked 147 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 8th in blocked shots. Edmonton is ranked 1st in Corsi percentage with 55.8% as they've tried 645 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 511 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 1st in the NHL at 56.1%, as they have 466 shots while they've given up 364 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Oilers NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Washington -110
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -110
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