Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals NHL Parlay 4/26/2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Game 1 of their Playoff series. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at -102 and the Capitals at -108.
Pittsburgh had a record of 47-29-6 this year and away from home they had a record of 17-20-4-2. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They tallied 272 goals and surrendered 250 goals for a point differential of +22. For the year they have an ATS mark of 51-37-0 and an over/under record of 49-34-0. Washington had a regular season record of 49-26-7, including 28-11-2-0 on home ice this year. They finished 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 259 goals and gave up 239 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 53-35-0 while their over/under mark is 50-36-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 51-37-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 49-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 53-35-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 50-36-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
04/23/18 LW Carl Hagelin Facial left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Washington
04/23/18 C Evgeni Malkin Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Washington
03/17/18 RW Carter Rowney Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
04/23/18 LW Andre Burakovsky Upper Body is out indefinitely
Matt Murray has 27 wins and 16 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 1,423 shots against him and he's surrendered 133 goals. He's made 1,290 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeni Malkin has scored 98 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 42 goals this season with 239 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 56 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Sidney Crosby averages 20.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 29 goals on 247 attempts. He has 60 assists, giving him a total of 89 points on the year.
Alex Ovechkin has 87 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 49 goals this year with 355 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 20.1 minutes played per contest. Braden Holtby has 34 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,648 shots against him and he's given up 153 goals. He's made 1,495 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeny Kuznetsov averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 27 goals on 187 attempts. He has 56 assists, giving him a total of 83 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have given up 265 power play opportunities and surrendered 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this season. That is 17th in the league. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.64% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, ranking them 25th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Penguins are 10th overall with 100 total points this year. They are 4th in the league with 272 goals and 12th in goals allowed with 250. They've had 260 power play chances and scored 68 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That is 1st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Capitals are 9th with a total of 259 goals scored while they are 17th with 239 goals surrendered this season. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.89%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th in the league. The Capitals have a total of 105 points this season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have had 55 power play goals on 244 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 7th overall. They've given up 269 power play opportunities and surrendered 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 15th when short-handed.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've tried 4,944 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,628 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 6th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 3,793 shots while they've given up 3,444 attempts on defense. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.7% for the year. That puts them 8th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,571 face-off wins as opposed to 2,546 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,951 hits and they've blocked 1,184 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 20th in the league.
The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the year. That ranks them 20th and 15th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,467 face-off wins as opposed to 2,427 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,784 hits and they've blocked 1,220 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 14th in blocked shots. Washington is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 47.4% as they've tried 4,479 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,980 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 31st in the NHL at 47.3%, as they have 3,381 shots while they've given up 3,760 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -108 and over 6 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -108 and over 6 total goals
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