Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Washington Capitals travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -146 and the Predators at +132. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 59 games. They have an overall record of 40-12-7 and on the road they have a record of 16-7-6. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 199 goals and given up 127 goals for a point differential of +72. The Capitals have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-19 and an over/under record of 25-21-13. Nashville shows up with a record of 29-22-9 including 17-7-7 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 173 goals and surrendered 167 for a goal differential of +6. The Predators have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 27-31 while their over/under record sits at 32-24-4.
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Marcus Johansson has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 19 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17.1 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin has averaged 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 27 goals on 220 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 30 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,210 shots against him and has given up 88 goals. He has made 1,122 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Predators. He has 19 goals this season with 185 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 16.7 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 18.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 9 goals on 122 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 23 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,310 shots against him and has given up 110 goals. He has made 1,200 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 87 total points this season. They have scored 199 goals while giving up 127 goals. They have had 176 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals have allowed 200 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.31% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Predators have a total of 67 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 191 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 185 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 173 goals scored while they've given up 167 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.10%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 3,305 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,180 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.8% as they have 2,454 attempts while they've given up 2,378 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the season. They have 1,726 face off wins compared to 1,749 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Washington has 1,269 hits and they've blocked 802 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 3,521 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,352 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 2,617 shots while they've given up 2,536 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 50.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 1,873 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,835 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 816 shot attempts and they have 1,227 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 39-19 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 25-21-13 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 27-31 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 32-24-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/23/17 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body "?" Friday vs. Edmonton
02/22/17 D Matt Niskanen Lower Body injured last game, "?" Friday vs Edmonton
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Lower Body out indefinitely
02/21/17 D Cody McLeod Lower Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville +132
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