Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
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The Washington Capitals travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -155 and the Hurricanes at +135.
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Washington has a record of 27-13-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 9-8-3-1. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 135 goals and given up 121 goals for a point differential of +14. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-16-0 and an over/under record of 24-19-0. Carolina has a record of 19-15-8 including 10-4-4-1 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 119 goals and surrendered 131 for a goal differential of -12. Their record against the spread is 19-23-0 while their over/under record is 20-20-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 27-16-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 24-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 19-23-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 20-20-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
01/09/18 RW Lee Stempniak Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Washington
Braden Holtby has 24 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 996 shots against him and he's given up 83 goals. He's made 913 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 27 goals this year with 185 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 9 goals on 78 shots. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the season.
Sebastian Aho has scored 34 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 14 goals this season with 119 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 17.9 minutes played per game. Cam Ward has 11 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 506 shots against him and he's surrendered 47 goals. He's made 459 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Teuvo Teravainen averages 16.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 11 goals on 85 shots. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have allowed 147 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 22nd in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.82% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 13th in the league. The Capitals has 57 total points this season, ranking 4th in the NHL in offense. They are 7th in the league with 135 goals while they've given up 121 goals, which is 20th overall. They have had 131 power play opportunities and scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Hurricanes are 21st with 119 goals scored while they are 9th in the NHL with 131 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.25%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 26th place in the league. The Hurricanes have a total of 46 points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 23 power play goals on 135 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks their power play unit 23rd. They've allowed 100 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, which is 24th overall.
Washington is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.9%, as they've attempted 2,399 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,614 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47% as they have 1,758 attempts while they have given up 1,980 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 30th in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time, which is 20th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. That is 13th overall in the NHL. They have 1,308 face-off wins compared to 1,250 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense Washington has 968 hits and they have blocked 634 shots from the opposition, putting them 14th overall.
The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 58.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 41.4% for the year. That ranks them 1st and 31st respectively in the NHL. They have 1,294 face-off wins as opposed to 1,190 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Carolina has 809 hits and they've blocked 554 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 29th in blocked shots. Carolina is ranked 1st in Corsi percentage with 54.4% as they've tried 2,707 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,273 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 1st in the NHL at 53.9%, as they have 2,011 shots while they've given up 1,719 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Hurricanes NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Carolina +135 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
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