Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 2/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+100) Penguins (-120)
PPG Paints Arena is the site where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (7-5-1) will take on the Washington Capitals (6-4-3) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Capitals coming in at +100 and the Penguins are at -120. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Capitals will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-3 defeat against the Penguins their last time out. The Corsi for the Capitals was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 43 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 63.0% and their PDO was 92.2 in this game. Washington compiled 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Capitals played like an average offensive team in the loss. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 43.9%. They garnered 18 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 30 attempts to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 out of the 31 shots they tried.
With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have racked up 46 goals (11th in the league) over the course of the season and have allowed 49. For the year, they have recorded 15 points and their points percentage is .577. Washington has accumulated 31 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 35.48%. While playing at even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 34 goals while getting 33 of their own. Washington has taken 371 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.4%. The Capitals have had 421 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .884. Washington Capitals opponents have earned 45 power play tries (16th in professional hockey) and have scored 9 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has participated in 11 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 5-3-2 and he started in 11 games. The opposition has racked up 35 goals against Vanecek in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 3.26. Vanecek has seen 355 shots against him and has accrued 320 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .901 in his 645 minutes in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Vanecek has recorded 4 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .364.
In their win over Washington, Pittsburgh had a PDO at even strength of 108 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 37.0%. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and recorded 1 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 56.1% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Capitals finishing with a 29 Fenwick. The Penguins had 6 goals of the 38 shots on goal they tried. Pittsburgh earned a 50.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and it was an excellent showing for this outing.
During this campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 40 goals, 15 points, as well as a points percentage of .577. They have allowed 47 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have 21 goals at even strength and 6 goals (26th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 39 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 15.38%. Pittsburgh has put up 386 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.36%, while allowing the other team 356 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 70.73% on their opponents 41 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 10.4%.
Across the rink you will find Tristan Jarry in net. Jarry holds a career mark of 37-24-5 and has been in net for 70 contests. Jarry's quality start percentage is 56.9% and he has earned 37 quality starts in his professional career. He has compiled 1,786 stops out of 1,965 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .909. His opposition is averaging 2.75 goals per contest and he has surrendered 179 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 65 games and has accumulated 3,909 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-120)
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