Washington Capitals at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/26/2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Washington Capitals head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Monday, March 26, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -165 and the Rangers at +149.
Washington has a record of 44-24-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 18-15-5-1. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 236 goals and surrendered 221 goals for a point differential of +15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 44-31-0 and an over/under record of 43-31-0. New York has a record of 33-34-8 including 21-14-4-2 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 219 goals and have given up 241 for a goal differential of -22. Their record against the spread is 33-42-0 while their over/under mark is 41-31-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 44-31-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 43-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 33-42-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 41-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
03/24/18 GO Braden Holtby Knee is "?" Monday vs NY Rangers
Key New York Rangers Injuries
03/24/18 GO Henrik Lundqvist Back is "?" Monday vs Washington
03/13/18 D Tony DeAngelo Ankle is out indefinitely
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Nicklas Backstrom has scored 61 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 19 goals this season with 150 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 42 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 319 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%.
Mats Zuccarello has 50 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 15 goals this year with 166 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 35 assists on the year and averages 18.9 minutes played per contest. Pavel Buchnevich averages 15.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 14 goals on 126 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 25 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,878 shots against him and he's given up 160 goals. He's made 1,718 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 95 total points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They've scored 236 goals while giving up 221 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 17th respectively. They have had 222 power play chances and scored 51 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 5th in the league. The Capitals have given up 247 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 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 10.90% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 22nd in the league with a total of 74 points this season. They have 49 power play goals on 220 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 7th in the NHL. They've given up 226 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 6th overall. As a team, the Rangers are 17th with a total of 219 goals scored while they've given up 241 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.34%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th overall in the NHL.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've tried 4,110 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,553 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 31st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.1% as they have 3,073 shots while they've given up 3,446 attempts on defense. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the year. That puts them 19th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,261 face-off wins as opposed to 2,211 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 13th overall in the NHL. On defense Washington has 1,645 hits and they've blocked 1,107 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 15th in the league.
The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the year. That ranks them 14th and 18th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,195 face-off wins as opposed to 2,228 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 17th in the league. On defense New York has 1,574 hits and they've blocked 1,139 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 11th in blocked shots. New York is ranked 30th in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've tried 4,152 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,695 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 30th in the NHL at 47.2%, as they have 3,177 shots while they've given up 3,556 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Rangers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Washington -165
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -165
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