Washington Capitals at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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The Washington Capitals travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +118 and the Sharks at -130.
Washington has a record of 37-23-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 14-14-5-1. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 204 goals and given up 200 goals for a point differential of +4. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-30-0 and an over/under record of 38-28-0. San Jose has a record of 36-22-9 including 20-10-3-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 198 goals and surrendered 184 for a goal differential of +14. Their record against the spread is 36-31-0 while their over/under record is 26-39-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 37-30-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 38-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 36-31-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 26-39-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/08/18 C Melker Karlsson Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Washington
02/19/18 RW Joel Ward Shoulder IR (02/08)
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Braden Holtby has 29 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,468 shots against him and he's given up 137 goals. He's made 1,331 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 40 goals this year with 284 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 20.1 minutes played per game. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 129 shots. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the season.
Logan Couture has scored 49 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 27 goals this season with 171 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 22 wins and 17 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,329 shots against him and he's surrendered 110 goals. He's made 1,219 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Brent Burns averages 25.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 10 goals on 275 shots. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have allowed 220 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 20th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.58% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 19th in the league. The Capitals has 81 total points this season, ranking 10th in the NHL in offense. They are 11th in the league with 204 goals while they've given up 200 goals, which is 17th overall. They have had 197 power play opportunities and scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 6th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 15th with 198 goals scored while they are 24th in the NHL with 184 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.95%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 10th place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 81 points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 45 power play goals on 213 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 8th. They've allowed 190 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, which is 1st overall.
Washington is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.7%, as they've attempted 3,708 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,070 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47% as they have 2,750 attempts while they have given up 3,100 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time, which is 21st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 1,990 face-off wins compared to 1,982 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That ranks them 18th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,475 hits and they have blocked 970 shots from the opposition, putting them 18th overall.
The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the year. That ranks them 11th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 2,083 face-off wins as opposed to 1,968 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 12th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,128 hits and they've blocked 1,112 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 2nd in blocked shots. San Jose is ranked 12th in Corsi percentage with 51% as they've tried 4,103 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,941 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52.3%, as they have 3,102 shots while they've given up 2,829 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Sharks NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take San Jose -130
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose -130
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