Washington Capitals at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Washington Capitals head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -130 and the Rangers at +105.
Washington has a record of 11-7-3 this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 72 goals and surrendered 69 goals for a point differential of +3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 11-10-0 and an over/under record of 11-8-0. New York has a record of 12-8-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 68 goals and given up 65 for a goal differential of +3. Their record against the spread is 12-10-0 while their over/under mark is 9-13-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 11-10-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 11-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 12-10-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 9-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
11/22/18 C Evgeny Kuznetsov Head is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Detroit
11/20/18 RW T.J. Oshie Head is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
11/09/18 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key New York Rangers Injuries
11/23/18 LW Cody McLeod Hand is out indefinitely
11/21/18 RW Mats Zuccarello Lower Body is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
11/12/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
11/04/18 D Adam McQuaid Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/23/18 D Fredrik Claesson Lower Body IR (10/23)
Evgeny Kuznetsov has scored 21 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 6 goals this season with 49 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 19.1 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 21 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 15 goals on 82 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 7 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 463 shots against him and he's surrendered 42 goals. He's made 421 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Mats Zuccarello has 10 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 3 goals this year with 31 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Mika Zibanejad averages 20 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 7 goals on 80 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 543 shots against him and he's given up 44 goals. He's made 499 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 25 total points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They've scored 72 goals while giving up 69 scores, which has them ranked 9th and 8th respectively. They have had 67 power play chances and scored 20 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That is 3rd in the league. The Capitals have given up 78 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking them 28th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.20% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 10th in the league with a total of 26 points this season. They have 15 power play goals on 72 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 74 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 22nd overall. As a team, the Rangers are 15th with a total of 68 goals scored while they've given up 65 goals this season, ranking 17th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.51%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 12th overall in the NHL.
Washington is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8%, as they've attempted 1,207 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,265 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.6% as they have 890 attempts while they have given up 941 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 23rd in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time, which is 18th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season. That is 14th overall in the NHL. They have 625 face-off wins compared to 654 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That ranks them 20th in the league. On defense Washington has 466 hits and they have blocked 324 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Rangers are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 615 face-off wins compared to 664 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 25th in the league. On defense New York has 517 hits and they have blocked 370 shots from the opposition, which is 3rd in the league. New York is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.2% as they've attempted 1,182 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,378 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.6% ranks 26th as they have 878 attempts while they have given up 1,008 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Rangers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Washington -130
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -130
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