Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs 4/19/2017 Free Game 4 NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 4/18/2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Washington Capitals travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Game 4 of their series. Toronto leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -150 and the Maple Leafs at +130.
Washington had a regular season record of 55-19-8 and on the road they had a record of 23-12-6. They finished 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 263 goals and given up 182 goals for a point differential of +81. The Capitals have an overall record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 53-26 and an over/under record of 36-32-14. Toronto finished with a record of 40-27-15 including 21-13-7 at home this season. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 251 goals and surrendered 242 for a goal differential of +9. The Maple Leafs have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 39-41 while their over/under record sits at 37-41-4.
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Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 53-26 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 36-32-14 against the over/under
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 39-41 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 37-41-4 against the over/under
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
04/17/17 D Karl Alzner Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia out indefinitely
04/15/17 D Roman Polak Lower Body out for season
04/10/17 LW Josh Leivo Undisclosed out indefinitely
04/10/17 RW Nikita Soshnikov Undisclosed out indefinitely
03/23/17 C Eric Fehr Hand out indefinitely
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 33 goals this season with 313 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 18.4 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 19% by scoring 24 goals on 129 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 42 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,690 shots against him and has given up 127 goals. He has made 1,563 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Auston Matthews has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 40 goals this season with 279 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri has averaged 16.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 32 goals on 236 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 33 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 2,052 shots against him and has given up 169 goals. He has made 1,883 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 118 total points this season. They have scored 263 goals while giving up 182 goals. They have had 248 power play opportunities and have scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Capitals have allowed 272 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.54% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 57 power play goals on 244 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 251 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 251 goals scored while they've given up 242 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.59%. 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 4,635 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,377 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 3,487 attempts while they've given up 3,275 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 2,385 face off wins compared to 2,400 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense Washington has 1,727 hits and they've blocked 1,102 shots from the opposition.
Toronto has attempted 4,980 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,965 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 3,758 shots while they've given up 3,799 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs have an offensive zone percentage of 50.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.9% as they've compiled 2,523 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,531 face off losses. On defense Toronto has blocked 1,166 shot attempts and they have 1,936 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Maple Leafs NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto +130
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