Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Game Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Washington Capitals head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -137 and the Flyers at +123.
Washington has a record of 41-22-7 this year. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 236 goals and surrendered 216 goals for a point differential of +20. For the year they have an ATS mark of 41-28-0 and an over/under record of 35-31-0. Philadelphia has a record of 34-27-8 this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 210 goals and given up 227 for a goal differential of -17. Their record against the spread is 34-35-0 while their over/under mark is 37-31-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 41-28-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 35-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 34-35-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 37-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/03/18 D Samuel Morin Knee IR (10/03)
03/12/19 RW Jakub Voracek Suspension is questionable Thursday vs Washington
01/12/19 GO Michal Neuvirth Undisclosed IR (01/12)
Nicklas Backstrom has scored 67 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 18 goals this season with 152 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 49 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 46 goals on 278 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 78 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 26 wins and 17 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 1,531 shots against him and he's surrendered 139 goals. He's made 1,392 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Claude Giroux has 73 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 20 goals this year with 194 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 53 assists on the year and averages 21.3 minutes played per contest. Sean Couturier averages 22 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 28 goals on 188 attempts. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 65 points on the year. Carter Hart has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 662 shots against him and he's given up 55 goals. He's made 607 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have 89 total points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They've scored 236 goals while giving up 216 scores, which has them ranked 6th and 12th respectively. They have had 204 power play chances and scored 45 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 9th in the league. The Capitals have given up 235 power play opportunities and surrendered 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 23rd when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.13% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 17th in the league with a total of 76 points this season. They have 34 power play goals on 199 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 22nd in the NHL. They've given up 199 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 26th overall. As a team, the Flyers are 12th with a total of 210 goals scored while they've given up 227 goals this season, ranking 6th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.67%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
Washington is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8%, as they've attempted 4,027 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,222 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.1% as they have 3,043 attempts while they have given up 3,149 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 19th in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time, which is 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 1,847 face-off wins compared to 2,199 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.7%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Washington has 1,603 hits and they have blocked 1,073 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Flyers are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 2,233 face-off wins compared to 1,805 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 55.3%. That is 1st in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 1,495 hits and they have blocked 1,076 shots from the opposition, which is 6th in the league. Philadelphia is 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.9% as they've attempted 4,001 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,025 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.4% ranks 14th as they have 2,994 attempts while they have given up 2,949 shots on the defensive end.
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