Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-101) Penguins (-122)
PPG Paints Arena is the site where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. The Penguins open this game at -122 while the Capitals are priced at -101. The O/U is set at 7.5.
The Capitals were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 loss against the Penguins their last time out. The Capitals had an average offensive output in this defeat. For the matchup, they netted 3 out of the 23 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Washington had 10 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Capitals was 36 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.4%. They took 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 68.1% and they had a PDO of 96.9 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins racked up 27 shots. They had a total of 8 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play attempts.
Looking after the goal for Washington is Ilya Samsonov from Magnitogorsk, Russian Federation. He is 23 years old and has played 125 minutes in net this year. Samsonov is surrendering 3.36 GAA which has him ranking 13th in the Eastern Conference and 22nd in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 7 goals. His save percentage is .868 which has him ranking 14th in the Eastern Conference. So far this year, the Caps have racked up a total of 11 goals which has them sitting at 2nd in the East and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 9th in the league. The Capitals have earned a total of 5 pts, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league and 1st in the East. When discussing shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 72 which has them sitting at 5th in the East and 9th in the league. As a team, Washington has collected a total of 85 hits which means they are averaging 28.3 per game. They have earned a total of 23 blocks for the year.
In their win against Washington, Pittsburgh had a 50.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 37 and they surrendered a Corsi of 36. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.6% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Capitals ending the game with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO was 103.1 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 31.9%. The Penguins notched 4 goals of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Capitals had 4 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Pittsburgh gave up 23 shots on goal and the Capitals ended up with a total of 10 penalty minutes.
In goal for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry who is having a bad season by allowing 7.57 goals against average and that ranks him 17th in the Eastern Conference and 30th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 71 mins he's played this year, he has allowed 9 goals. He has a save percentage of .727, which has him ranking 17th in the Eastern Conference and 30th among goaltenders in the NHL. When looking at goal differential, th Penguins currently sit 16th in the East and 30th in the NHL with -6. They have a total of 8 goals for the year which ranks them 6th in the conference. Pittsburgh has a team save % of .800 which has them sitting 31st in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 8.5% ranking them 11th in the Eastern Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-122) and under 7.5 goals
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