Winnipeg Jets vs Washington Capitals Predictions, Hockey Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+171) Capitals (-190)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (32-27-5, 4th in the Central Division) head to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Washington Capitals (38-18-6, 1st in the Metropolitan Division). The odds on this game have the Jets priced at +171 and the Capitals are at -190. The total has been set at 6.5. The Jets cover 47.5% of the time, having gone 29-32 SU. Washington is covering 59.3% of the time, going 35-24 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 32 victories and 27 losses, putting them at 4th in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 190 goals which puts them at 7th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, putting them at 19th in the league. The Jets currently have a total of 69 pts, which puts them at 20th in the league and 9th in the West. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,998 which puts them at 6th in the conference and 12th in the league. As a unit, Winnipeg has a total of 1,350 hits which has them averaging 21.1 per contest. They currently have a total of 673 blocks for the year. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,911 minutes defending the goal this year. Hellebuyck is giving up an average of 2.72 goals against average which has him ranked 11th in the Western Conference and 27th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he's given up 132 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .918 which has him ranked 7th in the Western Conference.
The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 1 defeat to the Buffalo Sabres the last time they stepped on the ice. The Jets left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 26 shots they tried. They also had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. Winnipeg earned 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Jets was 45 and the Corsi against was 30 giving them a Corsi percentage of 60.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 while the Fenwick against sat at 26, which means they earned a rate of 58.7%. They earned 34 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 14 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 54.3% and they had a PDO of 95.2 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Buffalo Sabres tallied 25 shots. They finished with a total of 2 penalty mins and they had 3 power play opportunities.
The Capitals will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 38 victories and 18 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they sit 4th in the conference and 6th in the league with +27. They have a total of 215 goals for the year which has them ranked at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Washington has a save percentage as a team of .899 which has them ranked 21st in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 10.9% which is good for 2nd in the conference. In net for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having a bad campaign by surrendering 3.13 GAA and that has him 26th among East goalies and 55th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,433 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's allowed 127 goals. He has a save percentage of .897, which ranks him 29th among East goalies and 58th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals went up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game where the Capitals earned a victory by a tally of 5 - 3. For this matchup, Washington went home with a 46.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 44 while their opponent had a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick rate was 44.7% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Penguins finishing with a 42 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Washington played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 112.7 and their oZS percentage was 29.2%. The Capitals scored 5 goals of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but didn't score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Penguins had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Washington allowed 35 shots on goal and the Penguins ended up with a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+171)
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