New York Islanders at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The New York Islanders travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +193 and the Capitals at -216.
New York has a record of 30-29-10 this season and on the road they have a record of 14-17-6-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 222 goals and given up 245 goals for a point differential of -23. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-39-0 and an over/under record of 41-25-0. Washington is 39-23-7 including 24-9-2-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 209 goals and surrendered 202 for a goal differential of +7. Their record against the spread is 39-30-0 while their over/under record is 38-30-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 30-39-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 41-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 39-30-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 38-30-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Shoulder IR (11/06)
02/24/18 C Alan Quine Lower Body IR (02/22)
02/19/18 GO Thomas Greiss Lower Body IR (02/16)
02/08/18 D Scott Mayfield Lower Body IR (02/06)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body IR (01/18)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Bailey has accumulated 65 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 17 goals this year with 124 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 48 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Anders Lee averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 33 goals on 173 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 18 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 1,559 shots against him and he's given up 144 goals. He's made 1,415 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Alex Ovechkin has scored 74 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 42 goals this season with 298 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 20.1 minutes played per game. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 17 goals on 137 shots. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 29 wins and 15 losses this year in goal for the Capitals. He has 1,468 shots against him and he's surrendered 137 goals. He's made 1,331 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 70 total points this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NHL. They are 8th in the league in goals scored with 222 while they've given up 245 goals, ranking them 1st overall. They have had 209 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 16th in the NHL. The Islanders have allowed 195 power play opportunities and have given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, putting them 29th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.36% for the season. They allow 36 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 26th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals are 10th in the NHL with a total of 85 points this year. They have 44 power play goals on 201 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks them 7th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 225 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That is 18th in the NHL. As a team, the Capitals are 12th in the league with 209 goals scored while they've given up 202 goals, which is 20th overall. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.47%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 19th in the NHL.
New York is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.1%, as they've attempted 3,934 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,421 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.3% as they have 2,896 attempts while they have given up 3,354 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 46.5% of the time, which is 31st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.5% for the season. That is 1st overall in the NHL. They have 2,015 face-off wins compared to 2,140 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense New York has 1,571 hits and they have blocked 1,067 shots from the opposition, putting them 12th overall.
The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the year. That ranks them 20th and 15th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,057 face-off wins as opposed to 2,037 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,529 hits and they've blocked 1,006 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 19th in blocked shots. Washington is ranked 26th in Corsi percentage with 47.8% as they've tried 3,830 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,186 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 30th in the NHL at 47.2%, as they have 2,838 shots while they've given up 3,180 attempts on defense.
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