Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+100) Islanders (-118)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (22-10-4) host the Washington Capitals (23-8-4) at Barclays Center on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Capitals coming in at +100 and the Islanders are at -118. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Capitals will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 loss against the Rangers in their previous game. The Corsi for the Capitals came in at 41 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 38 which means they had a Corsi rate of 51.9%. Their offensive zone starts were at 58.3% and their PDO rating was 87.3 for this one. Washington accrued 6 penalty mins in this game. The Capitals had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.8%. They tallied 24 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 32 shots they looked to score on.
Washington Capitals opponents have tallied 107 power play opportunities (16th in the NHL) and have notched 20 goals in those attempts. The Capitals have had 1,006 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .899. Washington has attempted 974 shots and has a shooting percentage of 12.2%. When at even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 82 goals while scoring 98 on offense. Washington has tallied 88 power play opportunities and they have notched 21 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 23.86%. For the current season, they have tallied 50 points and their points percentage is .714. In reference to their scoring, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 119 goals (3rd in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 102.
The player between the pipes for this game is Ilya Samsonov. The opposition has notched 85 goals against Samsonov in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Samsonov has participated in 37 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .912 in his 2,038 mins on the ice. He has an overall mark of 24-7-3 and he was named the starter in 32 games. In his career, Samsonov has accumulated 18 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .563. Samsonov has seen 962 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 877 saves.
In their last outing, New York squared up with the Penguins in a game where the Islanders took a loss by a mark of 2-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 95 and their percentage of oZS was 48.3%. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and recorded 1 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Penguins having accrued a 30 Fenwick at even strength. The Islanders had 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they tried. New York wound up with a 49.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
For the year, the New York Islanders have notched a total of 104 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have permitted 83 goals to be scored by of a combination of 65 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Islanders are sitting with 85 goals at even strength and 19 goals (23rd in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 97 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.59%. New York has taken 1,054 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.87%, while allowing their opponents 987 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.43% on their opponents 92 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov defending the goal. He has recorded 14,222 saves out of 15,531 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .916. Varlamov has compiled a career record of 246-190-59 and has been in goal for 518 games. He has been a starter 494 games and has played 29,668 mins. Varlamov's quality start rate is 55.9% and he has qualified for 276 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has yielded 1,309 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (+100)
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