Predators vs Capitals Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+144) Capitals (-160)
Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals (34-11-5, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) host the Nashville Predators (22-19-7, 7th in the Central Division) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The moneyline on this game has the Predators priced at +144 and the Capitals are at -160. The over/under has been set at 6. The Predators cover 44.7% of the time, having gone 21-26 SU. Washington is covering 66.0% of the time, going 31-16 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 22 victories and 19 losses, which is good for 7th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 157 goals which has them sitting at 5th in the West and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 17th in the league. The Predators have compiled a total of 51 pts, which has them sitting at 24th in the league and 12th in the conference. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,629 which has them sitting at 3rd in the conference and 7th in the league. As a team, Nashville has racked up a total of 809 hits which means they have an average of 16.9 per game. They have compiled a total of 569 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has racked up 1,669 minutes minding the goal for the season. Rinne is surrendering 2.98 GAA which ranks him 24th among West goaltenders and 44th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 83 goals. He has a save percentage of .897 which ranks him 28th among West goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 defeat to the Toronto Maple Leafs their last time out. The Predators didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In this game, they converted 2 out of the 36 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. Nashville racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Predators was 64 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.6%. Their Fenwick was 51 while the Fenwick against was 39, which gave them a rate of 56.7%. They took 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 46.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.0 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Toronto Maple Leafs earned 31 shots. They ended the game with 2 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Capitals will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 34 wins and 11 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are currently ranked 3rd in the conference and 4th in the league with +34. They have compiled a total of 178 goals for the season which has them at 3rd in the conference. Washington has a save % as a team of .904 which has them ranked 16th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 11.1% which is good for 2nd in the conference. In net for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having a tough season by surrendering 3.05 goals per game and that places him 22nd in the Eastern Conference and 50th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,945 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's surrendered 99 goals. His save % is .899, which has him ranking 26th in the Eastern Conference and 51st among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals faced off against the Montreal Canadiens in an outing where the Capitals notched a victory by a mark of 4 - 2. In this outing, Washington had a 51.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 52 while the opposition had a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick rate was 48.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Canadiens having earned a 40 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Washington had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 102.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 42.9%. The Capitals netted 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. Regarding the opposition, the Canadiens had 3 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. Washington conceded 33 shots on goal and the Canadiens ended up with 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (-160)
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