Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 5/28/2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
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The Washington Capitals travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday, May 28, 2018 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +126 and the Golden Knights at -139.
Washington had a record of 49-26-7 this season and on the road they had a mark of 21-15-5-1. They were 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 259 goals and gave up 239 goals for a point differential of +20. For the season they have an ATS record of 61-40-0 and an over/under record of 53-43-0. Vegas had a record of 51-24-7 including 29-10-2-1 at home this season. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They scored 272 goals and surrendered 228 for a goal differential of +44. Their record against the spread is 63-34-0 while their over/under record is 47-46-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 61-40-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 53-43-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 63-34-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 47-46-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
05/24/18 LW Tomas Tatar Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Washington
05/24/18 GO Malcolm Subban Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Washington
05/24/18 LW William Carrier Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Washington
04/18/18 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion is out indefinitely
Braden Holtby has 34 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,648 shots against him and he's given up 153 goals. He's made 1,495 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeny Kuznetsov has accumulated 83 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 27 goals this year with 187 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 56 assists on the season and averages 18.8 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 49 goals on 355 shots. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 87 points on the season.
William Karlsson has scored 78 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 43 goals this season with 184 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. Marc-Andre Fleury has 29 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,376 shots against him and he's surrendered 100 goals. He's made 1,276 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Jon Marchessault averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 27 goals on 268 shots. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 75 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have allowed 269 power play opportunities and have given up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 15th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.89% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 17th in the league. The Capitals has 105 total points this season, ranking 7th in the NHL in offense. They are 9th in the league with 259 goals while they've given up 239 goals, which is 17th overall. They have had 244 power play opportunities and scored 55 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Golden Knights are 5th with 272 goals scored while they are 24th in the NHL with 228 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.13%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 12th place in the league. The Golden Knights have a total of 109 points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 53 power play goals on 248 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 11th. They've allowed 237 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 10th overall.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've tried 4,479 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,980 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 47.3% as they have 3,381 shots while they've given up 3,760 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 20th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,467 face-off wins as opposed to 2,427 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 18th overall in the NHL. On defense Washington has 1,784 hits and they've blocked 1,220 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Golden Knights are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 2,439 face-off wins compared to 2,548 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,767 hits and they have blocked 1,179 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Vegas is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've attempted 4,991 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,690 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.5% ranks 8th as they have 3,733 attempts while they have given up 3,511 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Capitals/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Washington +126
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +126
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