Thursday, March 9, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -115 and the Sharks at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this game having played 65 games. They have an overall record of 44-14-7 and away from home they have a record of 17-8-6. The currently are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 212 goals and surrendered 139 goals for a point differential of +73. The Capitals have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-21 and an over/under record of 27-25-13. San Jose shows up with a record of 39-19-7 including 20-7-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 180 goals and surrendered 152 for a goal differential of +28. The Sharks have a record of 6-1-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-26 while their over/under record sits at 15-31-19.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 27 goals this season with 240 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 21 goals on 101 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 34 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,328 shots against him and has given up 94 goals. He has made 1,234 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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Joe Pavelski has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 23 goals this season with 195 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Brent Burns has averaged 24.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 27 goals on 257 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Martin Jones has 30 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,395 shots against him and has given up 118 goals. He has made 1,277 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 95 total points this season. They have scored 212 goals while giving up 139 goals. They have had 194 power play opportunities and have scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Capitals have allowed 220 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.93% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Sharks have a total of 85 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 198 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 168 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 152 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.11%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 3,652 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,500 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51% as they have 2,708 attempts while they've given up 2,604 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 1,917 face off wins compared to 1,908 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense has 1,401 hits and they've blocked 896 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 3,750 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,640 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52% as they have 2,805 shots while they've given up 2,593 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 52.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.2% as they've compiled 1,826 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,965 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,047 shot attempts and they have 1,221 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 43-21 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 27-25-13 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 37-26 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 15-31-19 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/06/17 D David Schlemko Lower Body missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Washington
03/06/17 RW Jannik Hansen Acquired missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Washington
01/23/17 C Micheal Haley Lower Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -115
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