Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+103) Islanders (-117)
Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (25-9-4) go to Barclays Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the New York Islanders (24-10-4). The Islanders open this contest at -117 while the Capitals are priced at +103. The total opens at 5.5.
The Capitals went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-4 victory against the Devils in their last outing. The Corsi for the Capitals came in at 29 and the Corsi against was at 59 which means they had a Corsi rate of 33.0%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 49.7% and their PDO was 107.5 in this one. Washington accounted for 6 mins in the box for this contest. The Capitals had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick Against sat at 45, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 33.8%. They totaled 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 3 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they netted 5 of the 19 shots they attempted.
Washington Capitals opponents have earned 115 power play opportunities (13th in the NHL) and have a total of 20 goals in those attempts. The Capitals have had 1,101 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. Washington has tried 1,055 shots and holds a shot percentage of 12.3%. When playing at even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 95 goals while earning 107 as an offensive unit. Washington has 94 power play opportunities and they have scored 23 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 24.47%. For the current campaign, they have earned 54 points and their points percentage is .711. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have racked up 130 goals (2nd in hockey) for the year and have allowed 115.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ilya Samsonov. Samsonov has taken the ice for 39 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 25-8-3 and got the start in 34 games. Opponents have been able to score 95 goals against Samsonov in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.66. Samsonov has seen 1,025 shots against him and has recorded 930 saves. His save percentage sits at .907 during his 2,142 minutes in the crease. In his career, Samsonov is sitting with 18 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .529.
Their last time out, New York opposed the Flyers in a matchup where the Islanders ended up with the victory by a tally of 3-2. They had a PDO of 97 and their percentage of oZS was 47.7%. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and converted 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage was 43.3% by accumulating a Fenwick of 26 and the Flyers having racked up a 34 Fenwick. The Islanders earned 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they took. New York had a 40.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and we'd say they played an average game.
New York has tried 1,111 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.26%, while allowing the opposition 1,041 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.21% on the other teams 96 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%. They have earned 104 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 19.23%. The Islanders have accumulated 94 goals at even strength and 20 goals (21st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 89 goals to be scored by way of 70 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the New York Islanders have a total of 114 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .684.
For the opposition you will find Semyon Varlamov in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.65 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,313 goals in total. Varlamov's rate of quality starts is 55.8% and he has 276 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 495 games and has racked up 29,728 minutes. Varlamov has accumulated a career record of 247-190-59 and has been in net for 519 games. He has accrued 14,240 saves out of 15,553 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-117)
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