Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at +113 and the Capitals at -125.
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Vegas has a record of 34-13-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 15-10-2-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 173 goals and surrendered 137 goals for a point differential of +36. For the year they have an ATS mark of 34-17-0 and an over/under record of 28-21-0. Washington has a record of 30-16-5 including 19-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 159 goals and have given up 148 for a goal differential of +11. Their record against the spread is 30-21-0 while their over/under mark is 29-22-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 34-17-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 28-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 30-21-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 29-22-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
01/18/18 LW Tomas Nosek Upper Body IR (01/16)
01/10/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand IR (01/08)
01/05/18 D Jon Merrill Lower Body IR (01/04)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Perron has scored 46 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 13 goals this season with 83 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 17.6 minutes played per contest. James Neal averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 22 goals on 145 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 14 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 617 shots against him and he's surrendered 36 goals. He's made 581 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
Nicklas Backstrom has 38 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 10 goals this year with 96 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 32 goals on 215 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 56 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 26 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,180 shots against him and he's given up 102 goals. He's made 1,078 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 72 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 173 goals while giving up 137 scores, which has them ranked 3rd and 26th respectively. They have had 162 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 150 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.29% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals are 8th in the league with a total of 65 points this season. They have 33 power play goals on 161 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th in the NHL. They've given up 172 power play opportunities and surrendered 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Capitals are 10th with a total of 159 goals scored while they've given up 148 goals this season, ranking 15th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.74%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Vegas has a Corsi percentage of 51.8% as they've tried 3,134 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,920 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 9th in Corsi percentage. They are 10th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 2,335 shots while they've given up 2,146 attempts on defense. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the year. That puts them 11th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,553 face-off wins as opposed to 1,597 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. On defense Vegas has 978 hits and they've blocked 774 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 15th in the league.
The Capitals are 20th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.9% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 1,536 face-off wins compared to 1,500 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,153 hits and they have blocked 719 shots from the opposition, which is 23rd in the league. Washington is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.2% as they've attempted 2,862 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,081 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.1% ranks 31st as they have 2,100 attempts while they have given up 2,362 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Capitals NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vegas +113
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas +113
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