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(29-17-10) Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals (38-11-6)
Date: Saturday February 11th, 2017
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -190
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Washington -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Coming off a solid 5-2 win over Buffalo, the Anaheim Ducks head to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Capitals.
Washington, fresh off an easy victory over Detroit, will look to win its sixth in a row.
Anaheim has been a good team this season, better than most expected after the firing of Bruce Boudreau.
A large part of Anaheim’s solid performance this season has been the quality of defense. The Ducks are 8th best in the NHL in goals against, letting in a total of 141 on the season. The team gives up an average of 2.5 goals per game and also has a fantastic penalty kill percentage at 84.4%.
Offensively, the Ducks leave a lot to be desired. Anaheim only averages 2.5 goals per game. But the team does have some offensive pieces that can get the job done.
Right wing Jakob Silfverberg. He has 16 goals and 18 assists this season, including three goals and two assists over his last five games.
Center Ryan Kesler has had a solid offensive season as well. He has 18 goals and 25 assists, including four assists over his last five games.
Washington has been a powerhouse team all season and shows no slowing down as we head deeper into the second half of the season.
The Capitals have won five games in a row, including two 5-0 shutouts against the Kings and Hurricanes. Washington’s last win was a 6-3 performance against the Red Wings.
The Capitals have the ability to overwhelm other teams on both sides of the puck, causing turnovers that lead to scoring chances. A LOT of scoring chances. The Capitals rank 2nd in the league in goals with 186.
Captain Alex Ovechkin leads the team in goals with 26. He also has 24 assists. Over his last five games, he has two goals and two assists. Right wing T.J. Oshie has also been a terrific goal-scorer this season.
He has 22 goals and 16 assists on the year, including four and two over his last five games.
And those are just two of the guys that can score seemingly at will. The Capitals have 10 players with 10 or more goals on the season. All four lines have players that can score and it gives opposing defenses headaches.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Anaheim is 4-1 ATS in the last five games
- Washington is 5-0 SU in the last five games
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals NHL Hockey Prediction:
Washington shows no signs of slowing down, or losing. The team is clearly poised for a deep playoff run, but isn’t content with resting on its laurels until April. The Capitals should get the win here at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5
Washington has scored five or more goals in four of the last five games. I think that trend will continue and Anaheim will grab a couple as well.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Anaheim 2 – Washington 5
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