Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/22/2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Washington Capitals head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -115 and the Red Wings at +104.
Washington has a record of 42-24-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-15-5-1. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 229 goals and surrendered 217 goals for a point differential of +12. For the year they have an ATS mark of 41-31-0 and an over/under record of 41-30-0. Detroit has a record of 27-35-11 including 14-14-8-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 189 goals and have given up 228 for a goal differential of -39. Their record against the spread is 26-46-0 while their over/under mark is 28-42-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 41-31-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 41-30-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 26-46-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 28-42-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
03/20/18 C Evgeny Kuznetsov Arm is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nicklas Backstrom has scored 57 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 19 goals this season with 148 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 44 goals on 311 attempts. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 81 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 31 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 1,520 shots against him and he's surrendered 143 goals. He's made 1,377 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Henrik Zetterberg has 47 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 10 goals this year with 154 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 37 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Anthony Mantha averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 23 goals on 169 attempts. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 19 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 1,587 shots against him and he's given up 145 goals. He's made 1,442 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 91 total points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They've scored 229 goals while giving up 217 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 17th respectively. They have had 216 power play chances and scored 49 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 5th in the league. The Capitals have given up 240 power play opportunities and surrendered 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 18th when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.85% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 26th in the league with a total of 65 points this season. They have 37 power play goals on 210 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 23rd in the NHL. They've given up 230 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 22nd overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 27th with a total of 189 goals scored while they've given up 228 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.57%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 23rd overall in the NHL.
Washington is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5%, as they've attempted 4,018 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,436 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.1% as they have 2,994 attempts while they have given up 3,358 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time, which is 20th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. That is 11th overall in the NHL. They have 2,191 face-off wins compared to 2,150 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That ranks them 13th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,609 hits and they have blocked 1,078 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 12th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,167 face-off wins as opposed to 2,282 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,465 hits and they've blocked 1,030 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 22nd in blocked shots. Detroit is ranked 21st in Corsi percentage with 48.5% as they've tried 3,997 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,240 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 18th in the NHL at 49%, as they have 3,081 shots while they've given up 3,210 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Red Wings NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Washington -115
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -115
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