Washington Capitals at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Parlay 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Washington Capitals head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at +104 and the Rangers at -115.
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Washington has a record of 22-13-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-8-2-0. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 114 goals and surrendered 107 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-15-0 and an over/under record of 20-17-0. New York has a record of 19-13-4, including 14-6-3-2 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 117 goals and have given up 104 for a goal differential of +13. Their record against the spread is 19-17-0 while their over/under mark is 20-14-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 22-15-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 20-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 19-17-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 20-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/22/17 RW Jesper Fast Quad is out indefinitely
Braden Holtby has 20 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 863 shots against him and he's surrendered 71 goals. He's made 792 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Alex Ovechkin has scored 37 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 23 goals this season with 165 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 7 goals on 65 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the year.
Kevin Shattenkirk has 22 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 5 goals this year with 76 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Henrik Lundqvist has 17 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 977 shots against him and he's given up 77 goals. He's made 900 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 8 goals on 78 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have given up 128 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this season. That is 22nd in the league. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.82% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 16th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals are 8th overall with 46 total points this year. They are 8th in the league with 114 goals and 14th in goals allowed with 107. They've had 115 power play chances and scored 22 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 18th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Rangers are 6th with a total of 117 goals scored while they are 19th with 104 goals surrendered this season. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.45%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 9th in the league. The Rangers have a total of 42 points this season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have had 23 power play goals on 116 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 12th overall. They've given up 119 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 6th when short-handed.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've tried 2,038 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,210 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 30th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.1% as they have 1,490 shots while they've given up 1,671 attempts on defense. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.2% for the year. That puts them 20th and 14th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,142 face-off wins as opposed to 1,062 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 7th overall in the NHL. On defense Washington has 819 hits and they've blocked 539 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 13th in the league.
The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 49.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.2% for the year. That ranks them 18th and 12th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,058 face-off wins as opposed to 1,054 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 19th in the league. On defense New York has 731 hits and they've blocked 550 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 7th in blocked shots. New York is ranked 26th in Corsi percentage with 47.6% as they've tried 1,998 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,202 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 26th in the NHL at 47.8%, as they have 1,515 shots while they've given up 1,652 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington +104 and over 6 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington +104 and over 6 total goals
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