Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 2/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-103) Penguins (-107)
Craig Anderson and the Washington Capitals (6-3-3) go to PPG Paints Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (6-5-1). The line on this contest has the Capitals priced at -103 and the Penguins are at -107. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Capitals will look for better times on the ice after their 7-4 loss to the Flyers in their last game. The Capitals had a solid offensive outing in the loss. In the matchup, they netted 4 out of the 37 shots they launched. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance and were able to notch 1 goal. Washington accounted for 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Capitals came in at 57 and the Corsi against was at 51 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 52.8%. Their Fenwick was 48 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 55.2%. They tallied 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 opportunities to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 45.0% and their PDO was 75.8 for this matchup.
When it comes to scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have racked up 43 goals (11th in the league) on the campaign and have conceded 43. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 15 points and their points % is .625. Washington has tallied 27 power play opportunities and they have tallied 10 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 37.04%. When playing at even strength, the Capitals have surrendered 22 goals while notching 26 on offense. Washington has attempted 340 shots and holds a shot percentage of 12.6%. The Capitals have had 383 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .888. Washington Capitals opponents have tallied 43 power play opportunities (18th in the league) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Craig Anderson. The opposition has been able to score 1,739 goals versus Anderson in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.84. Anderson has taken the ice for 649 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 in his 36,725 mins in the crease. He has compiled a record of 289-252-69 and he started in 564 games. Over the course of his career, Anderson has 303 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .537. Anderson has had 19,931 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 18,192 saves.
In their last contest, Pittsburgh played the Islanders in an outing where the Penguins got the win by a final of 4-3. They had 1 chance on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Penguins recorded 4 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 102 and they earned an oZS percentage of 54.3%. Pittsburgh had a 52.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Pittsburgh had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Islanders having accrued a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
On the campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 34 goals, 13 points, and a points percentage of .542. They have allowed 44 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have accumulated 28 goals at even strength and 5 goals (27th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 37 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 13.51%. Pittsburgh has put up 348 shots (24th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.77%, while allowing their opponents 325 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 70.27% on their oppositions 37 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 9.8%.
Across the ice you will find Tristan Jarry protecting the goal. He has tallied 1,758 stops out of 1,934 shots tried, giving him a save % of .909. Jarry is the owner of a career record of 36-24-5 and has participated in 69 games. He has made the start in 64 games and has played 3,849 mins. Jarry's quality start percentage comes in at 57.8% and he has qualified for 37 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.74 goals/game and he has conceded 176 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (-103)
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