Washington Capitals at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at +118 and the Predators at -130.
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Washington has a record of 10-7-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-4-1. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 53 goals and surrendered 53 goals for a point differential of 0. For the year they have an ATS mark of 9-8-0 and an over/under record of 9-8-0. Nashville has a record of 9-5-2 including 4-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 45 goals and have given up 46 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 9-7-0 while their over/under mark is 7-9-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 9-8-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 9-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 9-7-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 7-9-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
10/27/17 C Tyler Graovac Upper Body IR (10/18)
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Upper Body IR (10/21)
10/14/17 D Matt Niskanen Upper Body IR (10/13)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
11/13/17 LW Scott Hartnell Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs. Washington
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Nicklas Backstrom has scored 13 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 3 goals this season with 29 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 20.1 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 13 goals on 80 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 10 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 413 shots against him and he's surrendered 30 goals. He's made 383 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Filip Forsberg has 16 total points this season for the Predators. He has 8 goals this year with 41 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. Roman Josi averages 25.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 4 goals on 54 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 8 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 379 shots against him and he's given up 27 goals. He's made 352 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 21 total points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They've scored 53 goals while giving up 53 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 12th respectively. They have had 59 power play chances and scored 11 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 16th in the league. The Capitals have given up 70 power play opportunities and surrendered 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 23rd when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.33% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 12th in the league with a total of 20 points this season. They have 15 power play goals on 69 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 9th in the NHL. They've given up 77 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 8th overall. As a team, the Predators are 24th with a total of 45 goals scored while they've given up 46 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.66%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th overall in the NHL.
Washington is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.1%, as they've attempted 960 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,080 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 45.9% as they have 709 attempts while they have given up 837 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 29th in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time, which is 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season. That is 12th overall in the NHL. They have 564 face-off wins compared to 542 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Washington has 379 hits and they have blocked 243 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 46.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.4% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 523 face-off wins as opposed to 479 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.2%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Nashville has 359 hits and they've blocked 227 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Nashville is ranked 14th in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they've tried 892 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 905 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 18th in the NHL at 49.6%, as they have 666 shots while they've given up 678 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Predators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Washington +118
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +118
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