Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -155 and the Flyers at +140.
Washington has a record of 41-23-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 16-14-5-1. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 222 goals and given up 208 goals for a point differential of +14. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-30-0 and an over/under record of 40-30-0. Philadelphia is 35-25-11 including 17-13-6-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 208 goals and surrendered 210 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 35-36-0 while their over/under record is 36-33-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 41-30-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 40-30-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 35-36-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 36-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
03/16/18 C Evgeny Kuznetsov Upper Body left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/17/18 C Claude Giroux Facial injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Carolina
03/15/18 D Johnny Oduya Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Carolina
03/10/18 D Robert Hagg Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/20/18 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body IR (02/18)
02/13/18 GO Brian Elliott Abdominal IR (02/10)
Nicklas Backstrom has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 19 goals this year with 143 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 42 goals on 303 shots. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 76 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 30 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,493 shots against him and he's given up 140 goals. He's made 1,353 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Jakub Voracek has scored 75 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 16 goals this season with 203 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 59 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Claude Giroux averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 26 goals on 164 shots. He has 57 assists, giving him a total of 83 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 12 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Flyers. He has 896 shots against him and he's surrendered 87 goals. He's made 809 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 89 total points this season, which ranks them 7th in the NHL. They are 10th in the league in goals scored with 222 while they've given up 208 goals, ranking them 18th overall. They have had 210 power play opportunities and have scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 4th in the NHL. The Capitals have allowed 233 power play opportunities and have given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, putting them 20th in the league when short-handed. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.83% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 17th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 16th in the NHL with a total of 81 points this year. They have 48 power play goals on 237 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 18th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 199 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. That is 29th in the NHL. As a team, the Flyers are 15th in the league with 208 goals scored while they've given up 210 goals, which is 16th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.20%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 22nd in the NHL.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 47.6% as they've tried 3,921 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,311 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 26th in Corsi percentage. They are 31st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.1% as they have 2,912 shots while they've given up 3,269 attempts on defense. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the year. That puts them 27th and 11th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,123 face-off wins as opposed to 2,099 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 20th overall in the NHL. On defense Washington has 1,556 hits and they've blocked 1,042 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 17th in the league.
The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the year. That ranks them 16th and 19th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,260 face-off wins as opposed to 1,947 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.7%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 1,472 hits and they've blocked 1,036 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 18th in blocked shots. Philadelphia is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 50.7% as they've tried 4,112 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,006 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 13th in the NHL at 51%, as they have 3,094 shots while they've given up 2,970 attempts on defense.
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