Vegas Golden Knights vs Washington Capitals NHL Point Spread Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Capital One Arena
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (9-5-3, 4th in the Pacific Division) head to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Washington Capitals (12-2-3, 1st in the Metropolitan Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Golden Knights coming in at +122 and the Capitals are at -135. The total is set at 6.5. The Golden Knights are covering 46.7% of the time, having gone 7-8 SU. The Capitals are covering 68.8% of the time, going 11-5 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game holding a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, which is good for 4th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 50 goals which is good for 6th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, which is good for 15th in the NHL. The Golden Knights have a total of 21 points, which is good for 8th in the NHL and 4th in the West. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 583 which is good for 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a group, Vegas has obtained a total of 354 hits which has them averaging 20.8 per game. They have a total of 159 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played 800 mins minding the net for the campaign. Fleury is allowing an average of 2.40 goals per contest which puts him at 6th in the Western Conference and 11th in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 32 goals. He holds a save % of .924 which puts him at 6th in the Western Conference.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 defeat against the Toronto Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For this matchup, they scored on 1 out of the 38 shots they put on goal. They also had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Vegas had a total of 12 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 33 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.0%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against sat at 21, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 58.0%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 76.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.6 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs racked up 37 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty mins and they notched 6 power play chances.
The Capitals will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 12 victories and 2 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they rank 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the league with +15. They have a total of 68 goals for this year which is 1st in the East. Washington has a save percentage as a team of .899 which currently has them ranked 20th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 13.0% ranking them 1st in the conference. In goal for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having a bad season by allowing 3.36 goals per contest and that ranks him 20th among East goalies and 38th in the NHL among goalies. In the 678 mins he's played, he has surrendered 38 goals. He has a save percentage of .895, which has him ranked 19th among East goalies and 36th in the NHL among goalies.
The Washington Capitals went up against the Florida Panthers in a matchup where the Capitals notched a victory by a tally of 5 - 4. While out there on the ice, Washington wound up with a 43.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 31 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 41. They had a Fenwick percentage of 41.5% with a Fenwick of 22 and the Panthers earning a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Washington played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 104.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 56.8%. The Capitals netted 5 goals of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Panthers had 5 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. Washington allowed 36 shots on goal and the Panthers ended up with a total of 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (-135)
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