Ottawa Senators at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Ottawa Senators travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Senators at +188 and the Capitals at -210.
Ottawa has a record of 21-30-10 this season and on the road they have a record of 7-17-5-3. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 166 goals and given up 216 goals for a point differential of -50. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-40-0 and an over/under record of 33-28-0. Washington has a record of 35-20-7 including 21-9-2-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 194 goals and surrendered 184 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 35-27-0 while their over/under record is 36-25-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 21-40-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 33-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 35-27-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 36-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
02/24/18 D Johnny Oduya Possible Trade is "?" Tuesday vs Washington
02/24/18 D Ian Cole Acquired is "?" Tuesday vs Washington
02/07/18 LW Alexandre Burrows Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 03/02 vs Vegas)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Craig Anderson has 17 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 1,402 shots against him and he's given up 139 goals. He's made 1,263 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Mike Hoffman has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Senators. He has 17 goals this year with 194 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18.2 minutes played per game. Erik Karlsson averages 26.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 3% by scoring 5 goals on 148 shots. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the season.
Alex Ovechkin has scored 70 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 38 goals this season with 267 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 19.9 minutes played per game. Braden Holtby has 28 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Capitals. He has 1,414 shots against him and he's surrendered 128 goals. He's made 1,286 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 115 shots. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have allowed 178 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75% this year. That is 28th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.92% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 29th in the league. The Senators has 52 total points this season, ranking 29th in the NHL in offense. They are 25th in the league with 166 goals while they've given up 216 goals, which is 2nd overall. They have had 187 power play opportunities and scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 27th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Capitals are 9th with 194 goals scored while they are 15th in the NHL with 184 goals allowed this year. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.87%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 16th place in the league. The Capitals have a total of 77 points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 40 power play goals on 184 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 6th. They've allowed 205 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, which is 17th overall.
Ottawa is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.6%, as they've attempted 3,483 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,837 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.8% as they have 2,579 attempts while they have given up 2,820 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 24th in the league. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time, which is 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season. That is 14th overall in the NHL. They have 1,901 face-off wins compared to 1,795 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That ranks them 11th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 1,465 hits and they have blocked 1,017 shots from the opposition, putting them 3rd overall.
The Capitals are 20th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 1,845 face-off wins compared to 1,835 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,368 hits and they have blocked 891 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. Washington is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.7% as they've attempted 3,441 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,769 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.9% ranks 30th as they have 2,538 attempts while they have given up 2,878 shots on the defensive end.
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