Vancouver Canucks vs Washington Capitals Hockey Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Washington Capitals
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+165) Capitals (-183)
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (11-8-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Washington Capitals (16-4-4, 1st in the Metropolitan Division). The Canucks open this contest at +165 while the Capitals are priced at -183. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Canucks are covering 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12 SU. Washington is covering 61.9% of the time, going 13-8 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game holding a record of 11 wins and 8 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 74 goals which has them at 4th in the conference and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +7, putting them at 11th in the league. The Canucks currently have a total of 26 pts, which has them at 16th in the league and 8th in the West. in respect to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 760 which has them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th in the league. As a group, Vancouver has a total of 293 hits which has them averaging 12.7 per contest. They currently have a total of 239 blocks for this year. Looking after the goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has totaled 907 minutes in net this season. Markstrom is conceding an average of 2.85 GAA which has him ranking 14th in the West and 25th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 43 goals. He has a save % of .909 which has him ranking 15th in the West.
The Vancouver Canucks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6 - 3 victory over the Nashville Predators in their last game. The Canucks had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. For this matchup, they converted 6 out of the 23 shots they attempted. They also had 6 power play chances and were able to score 5 goals out of those opportunities. Vancouver had a total of 12 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 16 and the Corsi against was 49 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 24.6%. Their Fenwick was 13 and the Fenwick against sat at 32, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 28.9%. They won 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 28 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 20.6% and they had a PDO of 90.5 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Nashville Predators earned a total of 48 shots. They had a total of 12 penalty mins and they earned a total of 6 power play opportunities.
The Capitals will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 16 wins and 4 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the East and 3rd in the NHL with +15. They have a total of 87 goals for the year which is good for 1st in the Eastern Conference. Washington has a save percentage as a team of .904 which has them 17th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 11.4% which is good for 2nd in the East. In goal for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having a bad season by allowing 2.98 goals against average and that places him 14th among Eastern Conference goalies and 28th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 986 mins he has played this season, he's given up 49 goals. He holds a save % of .904, which has him ranking 14th among Eastern Conference goalies and 30th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals opposed the New York Rangers in a game where the Capitals took the defeat by a mark of 4 - 1. In this game, Washington earned a 57.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 43 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.0% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Rangers having earned a 27 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 90.9 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.7%. The Capitals netted 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game and converted 1 out of those tries. As for the opposition, the Rangers had 3 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals. Washington gave way to 31 shots on goal and the Rangers earned 11 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (-183)
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