Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Tips 11/27/2019
Game: Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+136) Capitals (-150)
Capital One Arena is the venue where Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals (16-4-5, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Florida Panthers (12-7-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Wednesday. The Panthers open this contest at +136 while the Capitals are priced at -150. The total has been set at 6.5. The Panthers cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12 SU. Washington covers 59.1% of the time, going 13-9 straight up.
The Florida Panthers step onto the ice holding a record of 12 wins and 7 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 85 goals which is 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is -1, ranking them 17th in the league. The Panthers have a total of 29 pts, which is 10th in the league and 6th in the conference. In terms of shots toward the net, they have a total of 814 which is 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the league. As a group, Florida has earned a total of 330 hits which means they have an average of 13.8 per contest. They have a total of 241 blocks for this season. In net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has totaled 1,097 minutes minding the goal for the season. Bobrovsky is conceding 3.44 goals against average which has him placed 22nd among East goalies and 45th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he's given up 63 goals. His save % is .888 which has him placed 24th among East goalies.
The Florida Panthers had a rough game after their 5 - 2 defeat to the Buffalo Sabres in their previous game. The Panthers didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. In this matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 45 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Florida had a total of 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 33 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 56.6%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 26, which gave them a rate of 54.4%. They won 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 15 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 69.6% and they had a PDO of 77.5 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Buffalo Sabres tallied 26 shots. They finished with 8 penalty mins and they had 2 power play opportunities.
The Capitals will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 16 wins and 4 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 3rd in the East and 3rd in the NHL with +15. They currently have a total of 88 goals for the season which is 1st in the East. Washington has a save % as a team of .907 which has them sitting 13th in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.1% putting them at 4th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.86 goals per game and that has him ranked 12th among East goalies and 25th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,051 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 50 goals. He holds a save % of .908, which has him placed 12th among East goalies and 27th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Washington Capitals went up against the Vancouver Canucks in a matchup where the Capitals took a loss by a final score of 2 - 1. In this game, Washington wound up with a 51.3% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 39 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 37. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.5% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Canucks having a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Washington had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 105.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 35.5%. The Capitals scored 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but were not able to net one. On the other side of the ice, the Canucks had 5 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Washington gave up 33 shots on goal and the Canucks had a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-150)
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