New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 4/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+105) Capitals (-125)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (29-14-5) are headed to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Washington Capitals (31-13-4). The odds on this contest have the Islanders priced at +105 and the Capitals are at -125. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-3 loss against the Capitals in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 41 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 43.2%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 33.3% and their PDO was 80.0 for this matchup. New York amassed 4 penalty mins in this contest. The Islanders had an average offensive outing in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against finished at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 41.1%. They accounted for 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to control the puck. In addition, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. For the game, they scored on 3 of the 24 shots they tried.
When it comes to scoring goals, the New York Islanders have accounted for 132 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) this year and have conceded 111. For the current season, they have 63 points and their points percentage is sitting at .656. New York has accumulated 130 power play opportunities and they have tallied 24 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 18.46%. When at even strength, the Islanders have allowed 91 goals while notching 108 on offense. New York has attempted 1,391 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Islanders have had 1,346 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .918. New York Islanders opponents have earned 118 power play opportunities (31st in the NHL) and have come away with 20 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Semyon Varlamov. The opposition has notched 1,320 goals against Varlamov in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.64. Varlamov has participated in 524 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .916 for his 30,029 mins between the pipes. He has a record of 249-192-60 and he has gotten the start in 500 games. In his professional hockey career, Varlamov has compiled 281 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .562. Varlamov has seen 15,715 shots against him and has gathered 14,395 saves.
In their win over New York, Washington had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Capitals notched 6 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 120 and their oZS percentage was 66.7%. Washington had a 56.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Washington played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 58.9% by amassing a Fenwick of 43 and the Islanders having notched a 30 Fenwick.
Over the course of the season, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 167 goals, 66 points, and a points percentage of .688. They have permitted 142 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Capitals are sitting with 132 goals at even strength and 35 goals (5th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 131 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 26.72%. Washington has taken 1,376 shots (23rd in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 12.14%, while allowing their opponents 1,403 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.52% on their oppositions 143 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Vitek Vanecek between the pipes. Vanecek has a lifetime mark of 17-9-3 and has been in net for 31 games. Vanecek's rate of quality starts sits at 53.3% and he has made 16 quality starts in his pro career. He has recorded 797 stops out of 878 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .908. His opponents are averaging 2.77 goals/game and he has yielded 81 goals overall. He has been a starter 30 games and has racked up 1,756 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+105)
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