Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Anaheim vs. Capitals NHL Odds
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(13-8-4) Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals (15-4-6)
Date: Monday, December 06
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington DC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Anaheim +168 Capitals -205 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Anaheim +1.5 -158 Capitals -1.5 +128
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6
The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 13-8-4. Through 25 games the Ducks are 3rd in the Pacific Division.
On the season, they have found the net 84 times, good for a rank of 6th among NHL teams.
Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.88 goals per game.
So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 7th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.
Through 24 games, the Anaheim Ducks’ goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 25 points. He has reached his mark of 15 goals, on a shooting percentage of 27.8%.
So far, 27.0% of his goals have come during power play-time. Behind him is Ryan Getzlaf who has 19 assists to go along with his 1 goal.
Anaheim’s top goalie is John Gibson who is giving up an average of 2.68 goals per game.
In his 19 games played, he has turned in 11 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
The Washington Capitals get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 15-4-6.
This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division.
Through 25 games, the Capitals have scored 88 goals, giving them an average of 3.52. This output gives them a rank of 3rd among NHL teams.
On defense, they are the 8th ranked unit, giving up 2.44 goals per contest.
So far, they have played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 3rd in the NHL.
Through 25 games, the Washington Capitals’ goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin with 39 points.
He has reached his mark of 20 goals, on a shooting percentage of 19.2%. So far, 20.0% of his goals have come during power play time.
Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov who has 20 assists to go along with his 8 goals.
While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +14.0
Washington’s top goalie is Ilya Samsonov who is giving up an average of 2.39 goals per game. In his 13 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.455 percent of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Ducks are 11-5 in their last 16 overall.
- Ducks are 20-41 in their last 61 games as an underdog.
- Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
- Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction
In this game, I like the Capitals to not only win but cover the spread.
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In Washington’s 25 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 15-10 So far, the Capitals have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 8 of their 13 games at Capital One Arena.
On the season, the Washington Capitals have a per-game scoring differential 1.04.
Heading into their game with the Washington Capitals, the Capitals have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 18 goals, accounting for 55% of the overall scoring.
A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.52 goals per game 3 times.
In 5 on 5 situations, the Washington Capitals have a shooting percentage of 9.7%, placing them above the league average.
Their shooting efficiency is a key reason for their offensive success as they are also generating 5 on 5 scoring chances at an above-average rate.
According to advanced metrics tracking the quality of a team’s shots, the Capitals have 14.5 fewer goals than expected. For the year, the team is averaging 7.0 high danger scoring chances per game.
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