Thursday, January 26, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -175 and the Devils at +158. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this game having played 48 games. They have an overall record of 32-10-6 and away from home they have a record of 13-5-5. The currently are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 155 goals and surrendered 104 goals for a point differential of +51. The Capitals have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-16 and an over/under record of 21-18-9. New Jersey shows up with a record of 20-20-9 including 10-8-3 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 111 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of -28. The Devils have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-29 while their over/under record sits at 16-20-13.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 22 goals this season with 184 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 18 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 21% by scoring 15 goals on 71 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 23 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,007 shots against him and has given up 71 goals. He has made 936 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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Taylor Hall has accumulated 31 total points this season for the Devils. He has 11 goals this season with 124 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Travis Zajac has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 9 goals on 83 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 14 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,049 shots against him and has given up 96 goals. He has made 953 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have 70 total points this season. They have scored 155 goals while giving up 104 goals. They have had 146 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Capitals have allowed 172 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.87% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Devils have a total of 49 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 165 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 156 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 111 goals scored while they've given up 139 goals to this point. They average 27 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.3% as they've attempted 2,720 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,580 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.9% as they have 2,012 attempts while they've given up 1,938 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. They have 1,439 face off wins compared to 1,409 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.5%. On defense Washington has 1,018 hits and they've blocked 642 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 2,334 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,722 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.3% as they have 1,796 shots while they've given up 2,087 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 47.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 1,462 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,455 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 635 shot attempts and they have 1,000 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 31-16 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 21-18-9 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 17-29 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 16-20-13 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
01/25/17 RW Jay Beagle Illness "?" Thursday vs. New Jersey
01/23/17 D John Carlson Lower Body out indefinitely
New Jersey Devils Injuries
01/24/17 RW Beau Bennett Leg "?" Thursday vs Washington
01/23/17 D Andy Greene Wrist out indefinitely
01/02/17 D John Moore Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -175
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