New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 3/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+170) Capitals (-208)
Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (14-6-4) play the New Jersey Devils (8-11-2) at Capital One Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Devils priced at +170 and the Capitals are at -208. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Devils will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 1-0 win against the Bruins their last time out. The Corsi for the Devils came in at 40 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 which means they had a Corsi rate of 42.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 17.9% and their PDO rating was 104.5 for this matchup. New Jersey amassed 6 penalty mins in this game. The Devils left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 44, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 41.3%. They earned 19 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to take control of the puck. They also had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. In the matchup, they netted 1 of the 25 shots they tried.
The Devils have had 649 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. When at even strength, the Devils have conceded 42 goals while scoring 43 of their own. New Jersey Devils opponents have 63 power play opportunities (26th in the NHL) and have racked up 22 goals in those chances. For the year, they have earned 18 points and their points percentage comes in at .429. New Jersey has tried 627 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.1%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have notched 51 goals (30th in hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 64. New Jersey comes into the game with 62 power play opportunities and they have notched 8 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 12.90%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Blackwood has accounted for 42 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .553. He has a save percentage of .914 for his 4,656 mins between the pipes. Blackwood has seen 2,487 shot attempts taken against him and he has 2,273 total saves. Opponents have racked up 214 goals against Blackwood in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.76. He has amassed an overall mark of 37-30-9 and he started in 76 games. Blackwood has played in 82 games throughout his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Washington played the Flyers in a game where the Capitals earned a victory by a score of 3-1. Washington wound up with a 50.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Washington had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 35 and the Flyers having accrued a 40 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 111 and their percentage of oZS was 43.3%. The Capitals netted 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but didn't score a goal.
Washington has put up 693 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.11%, while allowing the other team 712 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.05% on their opponents 78 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.6%. They have a tally of 61 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 26.23%. The Capitals have racked up 61 goals at even strength and 16 goals (16th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 74 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Washington Capitals have tallied 77 goals, 32 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Ilya Samsonov protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.54 goals per contest and he has allowed 71 goals in total. Samsonov's quality start percentage sits at 53.8% and he has made 14 quality starts in his professional career. He has been a starter 26 contests and has played 1,680 mins. Samsonov has accrued a lifetime mark of 19-6-3 and has been in goal for 31 games. He has tallied 736 stops out of 807 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .912.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-208) and under 6.5 goals
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