Hurricanes vs Capitals Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/13/2020
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+125) Capitals (-138)
Capital One Arena is the venue where Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals (30-11-5, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (27-16-2, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) on Monday. The odds on this contest have the Hurricanes priced at +125 and the Capitals are at -138. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Hurricanes cover 58.1% of the time, having gone 25-18 SU. The Capitals cover 62.8% of the time, going 27-16 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 27 wins and 16 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 148 goals which has them at 7th in the East and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +25, putting them at 7th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have a total of 56 points, which has them at 7th in the NHL and 6th in the conference. In the matter of shots toward the net, they have a total of 1,528 which has them at 2nd in the East and 4th in the NHL. As a unit, Carolina currently has a total of 714 hits which means they are averaging 15.9 per contest. They have a total of 424 blocks for this year. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has totaled 1,704 mins defending the net for the campaign. Mrazek is allowing an average of 2.64 GAA which places him at 12th among East goaltenders and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's surrendered 75 goals. He's earned a save % of .905 which places him at 19th among East goaltenders.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in their previous contest. The Hurricanes offense left a lot to be desired in this win. For this outing, they netted 2 of the 30 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Carolina had 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 51 and the Corsi against was 65 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 44.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 and the Fenwick against sat at 51, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 44.6%. They took 28 face-off wins and lost 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 34.3% and they had a PDO of 107.4 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Los Angeles Kings earned a total of 41 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The Capitals will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 30 victories and 11 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the league with +25. They currently have a total of 161 goals for this season which puts them at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Washington has a save percentage as a team of .901 which has them sitting 17th in the league, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 11.0% putting them at 3rd in the East. In net for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having a tough season by giving up 3.02 GAA and that ranks him 20th among Eastern Conference goalies and 42nd in the NHL. In the 1,845 mins he's been on the ice, he's surrendered 93 goals. He's earned a save % of .899, which has him ranking 24th among Eastern Conference goalies and 49th in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals played the New Jersey Devils in a game where the Capitals were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 5 - 1. In this outing, Washington went home with a 56.2% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 50 and the other team having a Corsi of 39. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Devils earning a 26 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO of 77.8 and their oZS percentage was 68.8%. The Capitals converted 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play chances in this game and were able to net 1 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Devils had 1 power play chance but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Washington conceded 22 shots on goal and the Devils earned 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (+125)
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