New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 3/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+118) Capitals (-142)
The New York Islanders (24-24-8) are on their way to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they will meet the Washington Capitals (32-18-10). The moneyline on this contest has the Islanders at +118 while the Capitals are priced at -142. The betting total comes in at 6.
The New York Islanders went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-3 victory over the Ducks their last time on the ice. New York accumulated 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Islanders had a good offensive outing in the win. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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The Islanders have had 1,780 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .915. While at even strength, the Islanders have given up 129 goals while having 123 themselves. New York Islanders opponents have tallied 137 power play opportunities (32nd in professional hockey) and have a total of 23 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have accumulated 56 points and their points % is .500. New York has attempted 1,649 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.2%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have earned 151 goals (29th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 152. New York steps onto the ice with 144 power play opportunities and they have scored 28 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 19.44%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Semyon Varlamov. Opponents have notched 1,377 goals versus Varlamov in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.63. Varlamov has been involved in 548 contests during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is .916 during his 31,357 minutes guarding the cage. He has amassed a win-loss record of 255-206-61 and he has gotten the start in 522 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Varlamov has accrued 295 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .565. Varlamov has had 16,427 shots against him and has accrued 15,050 total saves.
In their last game, Washington went up against the Canucks in an outing where the Capitals earned a victory by a final score of 4-3. The Capitals had 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 2 goals out of those attempts.
Washington has put up 1,873 shots (15th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.41%, while allowing the other team 1,750 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.61% on the other teams 165 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have a total of 183 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.58%. The Capitals have scored 161 goals at even strength and 34 goals (19th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 167 goals to be scored by way of 135 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 195 goals, 74 points, in addition to a points percentage of .617.
On the other side of the ice you will find Vitek Vanecek in goal. Vanecek has a career mark of 35-17-9 and has participated in 66 contests. Vanecek's percentage of quality starts is 47.6% and he has accumulated 30 quality starts in his career. He has compiled 1,629 saves out of the 1,786 shots tried, giving him a save % of .912. The opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has yielded 157 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 63 games and has racked up 3,701 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+118)
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