Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Parlay 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Washington Capitals head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
Washington has a record of 22-12-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-7-1-0. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 112 goals and surrendered 101 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-13-0 and an over/under record of 20-15-0. Vegas has a record of 22-9-2, including 14-2-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 116 goals and have given up 100 for a goal differential of +16. Their record against the spread is 22-11-0 while their over/under mark is 21-10-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 22-13-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 20-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 22-11-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 21-10-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
12/17/17 D Luca Sbisa Lower Body IR (12/11)
11/30/17 LW William Carrier Upper Body IR (11/26)
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
Player SpotlightBraden Holtby has 20 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 835 shots against him and he's surrendered 68 goals. He's made 767 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 160 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 7 goals on 63 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the year.
James Neal has 27 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 17 goals this year with 97 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 17.6 minutes played per contest. Marc-Andre Fleury has 5 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 234 shots against him and he's given up 16 goals. He's made 218 saves for a save percentage of 93%. David Perron averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 7 goals on 47 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Capitals have given up 124 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this season. That is 21st in the league. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.08% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 14th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals are 6th overall with 45 total points this year. They are 8th in the league with 112 goals and 17th in goals allowed with 101. They've had 109 power play chances and scored 22 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Golden Knights are 5th with a total of 116 goals scored while they are 18th with 100 goals surrendered this season. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.85%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 19th in the league. The Golden Knights have a total of 46 points this season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have had 23 power play goals on 114 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 15th overall. They've given up 105 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 24th when short-handed.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 47.6% as they've tried 1,917 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,109 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% as they have 1,413 shots while they've given up 1,593 attempts on defense. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the year. That puts them 23rd and 11th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,087 face-off wins as opposed to 1,013 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 7th overall in the NHL. On defense Washington has 768 hits and they've blocked 516 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,055 face-off wins as opposed to 1,047 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Vegas has 628 hits and they've blocked 517 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 13th in blocked shots. Vegas is ranked 13th in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've tried 2,011 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,909 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 11th in the NHL at 51.8%, as they have 1,493 shots while they've given up 1,392 attempts on defense.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas
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