New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Predictions, Game 2 Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+110) Capitals (-135)
Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals host the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena on Friday, August 14, 2020. New York leads the series 1-0. The Islanders open this contest at +110 while the Capitals are coming in at -135. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Islanders cover 49.2% of the time, having gone 32-33 SU. Washington is covering 56.9% of the time, going 37-28 straight up.
The New York Islanders head into this game holding a record of 35 wins and 23 defeats, which is good for 6th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 189 goals which ranks them 13th in the conference and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -1, which is good for 19th in the NHL. The Islanders have a total of 80 points, which ranks them 14th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 2,016 which ranks them 15th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the NHL. As a unit, New York currently has a total of 1,839 hits which has them averaging 27 per game. They have a total of 980 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has played 2,517 mins defending the net for the season. Varlamov is conceding 2.62 GAA which puts him at 11th in the East and 18th in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 110 goals. He's earned a save % of .914 which puts him at 12th in the East.
The Islanders were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 victory against the Capitals Game 1. The Islanders played really well in the win. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to net one. New York had 23 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Islanders was 38 and the Corsi against was 28 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 16, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 62.8%. They won 26 face-off wins and lost 12 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 34.0% and they had a PDO of 115.0 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Washington Capitals earned 26 shots. They ended the game with 17 penalty minutes and they had 7 power play opportunities.
The Capitals are the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 41 wins and 20 losses. When discussing goal differential, they rank 5th in the conference and 7th in the NHL with +24. They currently have a total of 236 goals for the year which puts them at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Washington has a team save % of .898 which has them sitting 28th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are shooting 10.7% which puts them at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having a bad year by giving up 3.11 goals against average and that has him ranked 25th in the East and 53rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,743 minutes he's played this year, he has surrendered 142 goals. He holds a save % of .897, which has him sitting 30th in the East and 58th among goaltenders in the NHL.
In Game 1 Washington earned a 42.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 28 while they gave up a Corsi of 38. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 37.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 16 and the Islanders earning a 27 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Washington had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 85.0 and their oZS percentage was 66.4%. The Capitals scored 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 7 power play chances in this outing and were able to net 2 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Islanders had 4 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Washington gave up 27 shots on goal and the Islanders earned 23 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-135) and under 5.5 goals
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