Washington Capitals at St. Louis Blues NHL Parlay 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The Washington Capitals head to Enterprise Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Capitals at -145 and the Blues at +120.
Washington has a record of 24-11-3 this year. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 138 goals and surrendered 112 goals for a point differential of +26. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-14-0 and an over/under record of 20-16-0. St. Louis has a record of 15-18-4 this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 102 goals and given up 123 for a goal differential of -21. Their record against the spread is 15-22-0 while their over/under mark is 17-18-0.
Valuable Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 24-14-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 20-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 15-22-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 17-18-0 against the over/under this season
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
12/14/18 D Christian Djoos Lower Body is out indefinitely
01/01/19 D Matt Niskanen Head is questionable Thursday vs St. Louis
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
11/19/18 D Carl Gunnarsson Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/04/18 LW Erik Foley Concussion is out indefinitely
Braden Holtby has 15 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Capitals. He has 838 shots against him and he's surrendered 74 goals. He's made 764 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Nicklas Backstrom has scored 44 total points this year for the Capitals. He has 10 goals this season with 76 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 21.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by tallying 29 goals on 151 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the year.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 22 total points this season for the Blues. He has 11 goals this year with 137 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. Jake Allen has 13 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 852 shots against him and he's given up 85 goals. He's made 767 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Ryan O'Reilly averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 15 goals on 97 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals have given up 135 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% this season. That is 25th in the league. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 12.28% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 11th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Capitals are 6th overall with 51 total points this year. They are 5th in the league with 138 goals and 21st in goals allowed with 112. They've had 116 power play chances and scored 27 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 27th with a total of 102 goals scored while they are 13th with 123 goals surrendered this season. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.07%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 28th in the league. The Blues have a total of 34 points this season, which is 31st in the NHL. They have had 23 power play goals on 113 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th overall. They've given up 127 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 18th when short-handed.
Washington is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8%, as they've attempted 2,176 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,280 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49% as they have 1,629 attempts while they have given up 1,695 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time, which is 18th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season. That is 14th overall in the NHL. They have 1,066 face-off wins compared to 1,171 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That ranks them 28th in the league. On defense Washington has 847 hits and they have blocked 585 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Blues are 19th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the season, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 1,171 face-off wins compared to 1,082 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52%. That is 5th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 753 hits and they have blocked 553 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. St. Louis is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've attempted 2,038 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,079 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50% ranks 15th as they have 1,524 attempts while they have given up 1,526 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -145 and over 6 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -145 and over 6 total goals
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