Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Prediction, 3/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+125) Islanders (-150)
The New York Islanders (34-25-8) will compete against the Washington Capitals (31-28-7) at UBS Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Capitals at +125 and the Islanders are at -150. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Washington Capitals had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Devils in their last outing. The Capitals had a below average offensive outing in this game. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 22 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. Washington recorded 6 minutes in the box for this game.
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Washington Capitals opponents have amassed 182 power play opportunities (30th in the NHL) and have come away with 32 goals in those attempts. The Capitals have had 2,014 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. Washington has taken 2,065 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.8%. When at even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 164 goals while earning 160 on offense. Washington comes into tonight with 201 power play chances and they have added 42 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 20.90%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 69 points and their points percentage comes in at .523. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have notched 202 goals (17th in pro hockey) this year and have conceded 196.
The player in the crease for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has been involved in 344 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a mark of 162-115-41 and he has gotten the start in 327 games. Opponents have scored 815 goals against Kuemper in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.52. Kuemper has had 9,808 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,993 saves. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 19,408 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his career, Kuemper has earned 183 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .560.
Their last time out, New York played the Penguins in a game where the Islanders got the win by a final of 4-3. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Islanders scored 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued.
The Islanders have earned 163 goals at even strength and 32 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. New York has attempted 2,056 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.48%, while allowing the other team 2,112 shots. So far this season, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 195 goals, 76 points, and a points percentage of .567. They have allowed 177 goals to be scored by of a combination of 144 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 186 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.20%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.72% on their opponents 191 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.6%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Ilya Sorokin in net. Sorokin has earned a career mark of 62-42-17 and has played in 123 contests. Sorokin's quality start rate sits at 71.7% and he has 86 quality starts in his pro career. He has gathered 3,408 saves out of the 3,688 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .924. His opposition is averaging 2.34 goals per game and he has relinquished 280 goals in total. He has made the start in 120 games and has been on the ice for 7,180 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (+125)
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