Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs. Capitals NHL Odds
Looking for Vancouver Canucks Vs. Washington Capitals free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Canucks taking on the Capitals on Sunday January 16th at Capital One Arena in Washington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Canucks Canucks matchup.
(16-18-3) Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals (21-8-9)
Date: Sunday January 16th
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canucks +160 Capitals -185 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canucks +1.5 -150 Capitals -1.5 +130
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
The travelling Canucks are looking to upset The Capitals to snap a current three game losing streak. Meanwhile, the home squad themselves were on a four game skid before beating The Islanders on Saturday.
Vancouver enters this tilt on no rest as they played Carolina on Saturday, unfortunately losing to The Eastern Conference juggernaut 4-1.
Offensively speaking, The Canucks are scoring just 2.8 times on 33.1 shots per outing; which rank 28th and 11th, respectfully. Moreover, their powerplay squad is scoring on 18.5% of chances, which ranks 19th.
Defensively, they’re ranked 16th on both shots and goals against per game, by only allowing opposing teams to score 2.9 goals on 31.4 shots on average.
Important to add, Vancouver owns the very worst penalty killing unit in the NHL, as they’re enabling teams to score on 31.2% of their powerplays. Additionally, they’ve only managed to beat Washington twice out of their last ten matches.
The Capitals are struggling, which you haven’t been able to say to often in the last five years. For substance, their just 5-5 in their last 10 and 1-4 in their last 5 matchups.
Offensively, Washington’s ranked an impressive third for goals, and a decent 14th for shots per game. Made possible by 3.3 goals scored on an average of 31.9 shots.
However, The Capitals powerplay is ranked 30th in the league, as they’re only stopping teams at a 14.3% rate.
Defensively speaking, Washington’s permitting only 2.7 goals on 28.1 shots per outing; which garner impressive 9th and 2nd rankings. To boot, their penalty killing is spectacular with a 82.5 PK% and a 9th rank amongst the NHL.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Vancouver is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver’s last 5 games when playing in Washington.
- Washington is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 10 out of Washington’s last 12 games at home.
Free Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction
While this pair of hockey teams are both grappling with finding success, one is significantly more reliable. Like aforementioned, The Capitals have decimated Vancouver in recent times, capturing 4 out of their last 5 and 8 out of their last 10 matchups.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Capitals Puckline -1.5
Moreover, Vancouver’s missing several key players to injury/illness, in addition to no rest. Washington’s also playing on no rest, but both games are played in the comfort of their home city, while The Canucks are constantly travelling.
Also, Vancouver has averaged a negative goal margin of over 2.5 in their last 4 losses. That being said, zero value lies in the moneyline, so we’re taking the puckline on Sunday.
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