Islanders vs Capitals Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/10/2020
Game: New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+158) Capitals (-175)
Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (36-14-5, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) host the New York Islanders (31-16-6, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) at Capital One Arena on Monday, February 10, 2020. The Capitals open this game at -175 while the Islanders are priced at +158. The O/U is set at 6. The Islanders are covering 56.0% of the time, having gone 28-22 SU. The Capitals are covering 63.5% of the time, going 33-19 straight up.
The New York Islanders come into the game with a record of 31 wins and 16 losses, which puts them at 4th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 153 goals which has them at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 22nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +10, which puts them at 12th in the NHL. The Islanders currently have a total of 68 pts, which has them at 7th in the NHL and 6th in the East. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,562 which has them at 15th in the East and 30th in the NHL. As a group, New York currently has a total of 1,467 hits which means they are averaging 27.7 per contest. They currently have a total of 770 blocks for the season. In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has totaled 1,837 minutes minding the goal for the season. Varlamov is surrendering 2.58 GAA which puts him at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 79 goals. He holds a save % of .915 which puts him at 10th in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Islanders were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in their previous contest. The Islanders didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. For this game, they netted 1 out of the 18 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity and were able to score 1 goal on that attempt. New York racked up a total of 4 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was 44 and the Corsi against was 46 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 48.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 37, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 43.1%. They took 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.3 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned a total of 30 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they earned a total of 1 power play opportunity.
The Capitals are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 36 wins and 14 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the conference and 4th in the NHL with +31. They currently have a total of 196 goals for the season which has them ranked at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Washington has a team save % of .899 which has them sitting 23rd in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.1% which puts them at 2nd in the conference. In net for Washington is Ilya Samsonov who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.19 GAA and that places him 4th in the East and 5th in the NHL. In the 1,205 minutes he's played this season, he has given up 44 goals. He holds a save percentage of .923, which puts him at 5th in the East and 10th in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals squared up with the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup where the Capitals ended up losing by a score of 7 - 2. In this game, Washington had a 51.9% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 40 and their opponent having a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick rate was 53.2% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Flyers having a 29 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 80.2 and their percentage of oZS was 73.7%. The Capitals scored 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and were able to net 1 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Flyers had 5 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. Washington gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Flyers earned 15 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (-175)
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