Washington Capitals vs Vancouver Canucks Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals (7-2-2, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Rogers Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks (6-3-0, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The line on this game has the Capitals priced at -120 and the Canucks are at +109. The O/U is set at 6. The Capitals cover 63.6% of the time, having gone 7-4 SU. Vancouver is covering 57.1% of the time, going 4-3 straight up.
0 In goal for Washington is Braden Holtby from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and has racked up 433 mins minding the net for the year. Holtby is giving up an average of 3.60 goals per contest which has him ranked 22nd in the East and 40th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he has allowed 26 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .884 which has him ranked 24th in the East.
The Washington Capitals were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 victory over the Calgary Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. The Capitals had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. In this matchup, they finished 5 of the 30 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Washington earned 8 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Capitals was 35 and the Corsi against was 40 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 46.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 33, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.9%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 32.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 116.7 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Calgary Flames earned 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
currently have a total of In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having a marginal campaign by giving up 2.16 goals against average and that ranks him 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 362 minutes he's played this season, he has allowed 13 goals. His save percentage is .933, which has him ranked 5th in the Western Conference and 8th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks went up against the Detroit Red Wings in a game where the Canucks took home the victory by a score of 5 - 2. For this game, Vancouver wound up with a 52.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 34 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 25 and the Red Wings having a 21 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO was 114.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 50.4%. The Canucks netted 5 goals of the 41 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play opportunities in this one and were able to convert 2 out of those attempts. In discussing the opposition, the Red Wings had 7 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 2 goals of those chances. Vancouver conceded 33 shots on goal and the Red Wings had 12 minutes in the box.
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Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-120)
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