New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-150) Capitals (+125)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (3-2-0) head to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Washington Capitals (3-0-3). The odds on this contest have the Islanders priced at -150 and the Capitals are at +125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the losing side of the ice with a 2 - 0 defeat against the Devils in their last game. The Islanders had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the game, they scored on 0 of the 28 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. New York racked up 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 and the Fenwick against was 30, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.6%. They took 32 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 59.5% and they had a PDO of 95.2 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the New Jersey Devils tallied 24 shots. They finished with 4 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play attempts.
New York Islanders opponents have 17 power play opportunities (23rd in hockey) and have a total of 2 goals in those attempts. The Islanders have had 138 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .942. New York has attempted 136 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 6.6%. While playing at even strength, the Islanders have surrendered 6 goals while notching 5. New York has compiled 22 power play chances and they have scored 4 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 18.18%. For the season, they have accumulated 6 points and their points percentage comes in at .600. When discussing their scoring, the New York Islanders have earned 9 goals (30th in the league) over the course of the season and have conceded 8.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Semyon Varlamov. The opposition has racked up 1,256 goals versus Varlamov in his career and his goals against average is 2.66. Varlamov has been in net for 496 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .916 during his 28,368 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 235-183-56 and got the start in 473 games. In his career, Varlamov has recorded 263 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .556. Varlamov has had 14,921 shots taken against him and he has 13,665 saves.
The Capitals faced off against the Sabres in a game where the Capitals took the loss by a score of 4 - 3. Washington wound up with a 43.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 45 while they conceded a Corsi of 58. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.0% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Sabres ending the game with a 45 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Washington played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO at even strength was 104.3 and their percentage of oZS was 40.2%. The Capitals notched 3 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and were able to notch 2 out of those tries. Concerning their opponent, the Sabres had 5 power play attempts and came through by scoring 3 goals. Washington gave way to 48 shots on goal and the Sabres had a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Washington has attempted 161 shots (17th in the league) and has accumluated a shooting percentage of 13.04%, while allowing the other team 189 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.91% on their opponents 23 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 13.0%. They have earned 12 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 33.33%. The Capitals have scored 17 goals at even strength and 4 goals (15th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 19 goals to be scored by of a combination of 12 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Washington Capitals are sitting with 21 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .750.
For the opposition you will find Vitek Vanecek defending the net. He is sitting with 124 stops out of the 136 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .912. Vanecek has accrued a lifetime record of 2-0-2 and has been in goal for 4 games. He has made the start in 4 games and his ice time sits at 251 mins. Vanecek's quality start percentage comes in at 50.0% and he has 2 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.87 goals per contest and he has conceded 12 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+125) and under 5.5 goals
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