Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Friday, October 13, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -141 and the Devils at +113.
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Washington has a record of 2-1-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-0-1. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 16 goals and surrendered 12 goals for a point differential of +4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 2-2-0 and an over/under record of 3-1-0. New Jersey has a record of 3-0-0, including 1-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 16 goals and have given up 6 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 3-0-0 while their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 2-2-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 3-0-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
10/03/17 RW Tom Wilson Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/13 vs. New Jersey)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
10/09/17 RW Drew Stafford Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
10/09/17 RW Kyle Palmieri Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
10/09/17 C Michael McLeod Knee IR
10/07/17 C Brian Boyle Illness IR
10/07/17 C Travis Zajac Pectoral IR
Braden Holtby has 2 wins and 1 loss this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 107 shots against him and he's surrendered 8 goals. He's made 99 stops for a save percentage of 93%. Nicklas Backstrom has scored 6 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 1 goal this season with 4 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 32% by tallying 8 goals on 25 attempts. He has no assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year.
Marcus Johansson has 4 total points this season for the Devils. He has 2 goals this year with 4 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 50%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 16.3 minutes played per contest. Cory Schneider has 3 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 116 shots against him and he's given up 6 goals. He's made 110 saves for a save percentage of 95%. Taylor Hall averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per contest. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have given up 20 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this season. That is 21st in the league. They average 25 shots per contest and as a team shoot 16.16% for the year. They allow 37 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 13th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals are 11th overall with 5 total points this year. They are 4th in the league with 16 goals and 12th in goals allowed with 12. They've had 13 power play chances and scored 3 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 10th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Devils are 3rd with a total of 16 goals scored while they are 28th with 6 goals surrendered this season. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 15.84%. As a unit they give up 39 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 95%, putting them 4th in the league. The Devils have a total of 6 points this season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have had 4 power play goals on 13 chances for a percentage of 31%. That is 4th overall. They've given up 18 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 18th when short-handed.
Washington is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 43%, as they've attempted 201 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 266 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 41.5% as they have 144 attempts while they have given up 203 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 42.8% of the time, which is 30th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 57.2% for the season. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. They have 142 face-off wins compared to 114 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 55.5%. That ranks them 5th in the league. On defense Washington has 86 hits and they have blocked 63 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
The Devils are 20th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 86 face-off wins compared to 94 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense New Jersey has 60 hits and they have blocked 40 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. New Jersey is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.1% as they've attempted 161 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 188 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.5% ranks 21st as they have 134 attempts while they have given up 148 shots on the defensive end.
So who will win tonight's Capitals/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Washington -141 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -141
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