Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The Washington Capitals travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -115 and the Panthers at +104.
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Washington has a record of 28-15-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-8-4-1. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 146 goals and given up 136 goals for a point differential of +10. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-20-0 and an over/under record of 26-22-0. Florida has a record of 19-21-6 including 11-7-3-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 130 goals and surrendered 154 for a goal differential of -24. Their record against the spread is 19-27-0 while their over/under record is 25-21-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 28-20-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 26-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 19-27-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 25-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/13/17 GO Roberto Luongo Lower Body IR (12/04)
01/23/18 GO James Reimer Groin left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Washington
Braden Holtby has 24 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,083 shots against him and he's given up 91 goals. He's made 992 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Nicklas Backstrom has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 9 goals this year with 86 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 29 goals on 200 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the season.
Jonathan Huberdeau has scored 46 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 16 goals this season with 116 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. James Reimer has 13 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Panthers. He has 974 shots against him and he's surrendered 87 goals. He's made 887 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Vincent Trocheck averages 21.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 165 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have allowed 163 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 19th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.61% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 17th in the league. The Capitals has 61 total points this season, ranking 7th in the NHL in offense. They are 10th in the league with 146 goals while they've given up 136 goals, which is 19th overall. They have had 149 power play opportunities and scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 16th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Panthers are 24th with 130 goals scored while they are 7th in the NHL with 154 goals allowed this year. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.19%. They give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 22nd place in the league. The Panthers have a total of 44 points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 23 power play goals on 140 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 25th. They've allowed 144 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, which is 18th overall.
Washington is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.1%, as they've attempted 2,691 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,907 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47% as they have 1,963 attempts while they have given up 2,216 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time, which is 18th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. That is 14th overall in the NHL. They have 1,451 face-off wins compared to 1,396 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,083 hits and they have blocked 691 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 47.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.7% for the year. That ranks them 31st and 2nd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,515 face-off wins as opposed to 1,440 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Florida has 927 hits and they've blocked 646 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Florida is ranked 14th in Corsi percentage with 49.7% as they've tried 2,769 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,803 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 49.9%, as they have 2,150 shots while they've given up 2,157 attempts on defense.
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