Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -115 and the Wild at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 74 games. They have an overall record of 49-17-8 and on the road they have a record of 18-11-6. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 238 goals and given up 163 goals for a point differential of +75. The Capitals have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 47-25 and an over/under record of 33-28-13. Minnesota shows up with a record of 44-24-7 including 24-12-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 240 goals and surrendered 190 for a goal differential of +50. The Wild have a record of 2-7-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 41-31 while their over/under record sits at 37-29-9.
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Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 47-25 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 33-28-13 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 41-31 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 37-29-9 against the over/under
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 62 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 30 goals this season with 288 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 32 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 19% by scoring 22 goals on 116 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 39 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,559 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,445 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Wild. He has 9 goals this season with 152 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 27.1 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 26 goals on 192 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 37 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,727 shots against him and has given up 128 goals. He has made 1,599 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 106 total points this season. They have scored 238 goals while giving up 163 goals. They have had 225 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals have allowed 253 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.68% 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 Wild have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 209 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 197 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 240 goals scored while they've given up 190 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.42%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've attempted 4,201 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,953 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.5% as they have 3,142 attempts while they've given up 2,958 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the season. They have 2,180 face off wins compared to 2,183 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50%. On defense Washington has 1,580 hits and they've blocked 995 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 4,172 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,263 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 3,134 shots while they've given up 3,179 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.6% as they've compiled 2,318 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,170 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 1,084 shot attempts and they have 1,184 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Wild NHL game against the moneyline? Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +104
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +104
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