Saturday, March 18, 2017
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The Washington Capitals travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -220 and the Lightning at +197. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 45-17-8 and on the road they have a record of 17-11-6. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 223 goals and given up 156 goals for a point differential of +67. The Capitals have an overall record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 44-25 and an over/under record of 31-26-13. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 34-27-9 including 19-12-3 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 191 goals and surrendered 192 for a goal differential of -1. The Lightning have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-36 while their over/under record sits at 30-33-7.
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Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 28 goals this season with 258 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 22 goals on 110 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 35 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,440 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,333 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 31 goals this season with 211 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 24.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 14 goals on 140 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 17 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,162 shots against him and has given up 97 goals. He has made 1,065 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 98 total points this season. They have scored 223 goals while giving up 156 goals. They have had 213 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Capitals have allowed 245 power play opportunities and given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.74% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have a total of 77 points on the season. They have 53 power play goals on 241 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 228 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 191 goals scored while they've given up 192 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.10%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 3,925 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,747 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.2% as they have 2,921 attempts while they've given up 2,788 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season. They have 2,063 face off wins compared to 2,058 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense has 1,514 hits and they've blocked 959 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 3,943 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,743 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 2,965 shots while they've given up 2,886 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 2,053 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,192 face off losses. On defense has blocked 857 shot attempts and they have 1,535 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 44-25 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 31-26-13 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 30-36 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 30-33-7 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
02/10/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Hand out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
03/17/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
03/17/17 C Tyler Johnson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
03/17/17 C Vladislav Namestnikov Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
03/10/17 C Steven Stamkos Knee out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay +197
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