Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Washington Capitals travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -135 and the Islanders at +125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 49 games. They have an overall record of 33-10-6 and on the road they have a record of 14-5-5. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 160 goals and given up 106 goals for a point differential of +54. The Capitals have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 32-16 and an over/under record of 22-18-9. New York shows up with a record of 21-17-9 including 15-8-5 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 136 goals and surrendered 136 for a goal differential of 0. The Islanders have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 20-26 while their over/under record sits at 24-19-4.
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Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 23 goals this season with 188 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 22 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 73 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 24 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,036 shots against him and has given up 73 goals. He has made 963 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
John Tavares has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 19 goals this season with 152 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 8 goals on 106 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 6 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 669 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 605 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have 72 total points this season. They have scored 160 goals while giving up 106 goals. They have had 150 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Capitals have allowed 175 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.94% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Islanders have a total of 51 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 137 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 141 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 136 goals scored while they've given up 136 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.46%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've attempted 2,774 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,628 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51% as they have 2,059 attempts while they've given up 1,981 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 1,470 face off wins compared to 1,437 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Washington has 1,033 hits and they've blocked 647 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 2,612 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,028 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.3% as they have 1,953 shots while they've given up 2,177 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 49.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.1% as they've compiled 1,367 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,417 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 851 shot attempts and they have 1,172 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 32-16 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 22-18-9 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 20-26 straight up
The New York Islanders are 24-19-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
01/30/17 D John Carlson Lower Body is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. NY Islanders
01/26/17 RW T.J. Oshie Personal "?" Tuesday vs NY Islanders
New York Islanders Injuries
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
01/26/17 D Thomas Hickey Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs Washington
01/10/17 D Travis Hamonic Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York +125
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