Washington Capitals at Minnesota Wild NHL Parlay 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Washington Capitals head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at +118 and the Wild at -130.
Washington has a record of 32-17-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-9-5-1. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 176 goals and surrendered 165 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 32-24-0 and an over/under record of 33-23-0. Minnesota has a record of 31-19-6, including 20-4-5-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 168 goals and have given up 158 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 31-25-0 while their over/under mark is 29-25-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 32-24-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 33-23-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 31-25-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 29-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/07/18 D Jonas Brodin Upper Body is out indefinitely
Player SpotlightBraden Holtby has 28 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 1,329 shots against him and he's surrendered 115 goals. He's made 1,214 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Alex Ovechkin has scored 61 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 33 goals this season with 232 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 14 goals on 103 attempts. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the year.
Jason Zucker has 40 total points this season for the Wild. He has 22 goals this year with 142 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 17.1 minutes played per contest. Devan Dubnyk has 23 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,186 shots against him and he's given up 95 goals. He's made 1,091 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Eric Staal averages 18 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 25 goals on 149 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Capitals have given up 185 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this season. That is 17th in the league. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.01% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 17th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals are 8th overall with 71 total points this year. They are 8th in the league with 176 goals and 17th in goals allowed with 165. They've had 173 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Wild are 14th with a total of 168 goals scored while they are 21st with 158 goals surrendered this season. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.08%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 10th in the league. The Wild have a total of 68 points this season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have had 36 power play goals on 168 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th overall. They've given up 201 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 16th when short-handed.
Washington is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5%, as they've attempted 3,100 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,428 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.6% as they have 2,282 attempts while they have given up 2,620 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 30th in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time, which is 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. That is 11th overall in the NHL. They have 1,669 face-off wins compared to 1,643 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That ranks them 17th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,254 hits and they have blocked 808 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,675 face-off wins as opposed to 1,673 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 955 hits and they've blocked 887 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 45.9% as they've tried 2,908 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,428 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 46.8%, as they have 2,239 shots while they've given up 2,541 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -130 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -130 and under 5.5 total goals
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