Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Kings NHL Odds
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(32-19-6) Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings (23-29-4)
Date: Monday February 18th
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -135 | Kings +110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Los Angeles Kings have dropped four straight games while remaining within the cellar of the Pacific division. Also, they have allowed opponents to score at least four goals, on average, during this time.
On the other hand, the Washington Capitals have won two of their last three games after picking up a win over the San Jose Sharks in their last outing. However, they have followed up great performances with horrible outings in their last four games.
And while the Capitals have been up and down lately, they continue find themselves within the second place slot within the Metropolitan division. In all, they have picked up victories in five of their last eight games.
T.J. Oshie tied the game in the second period at one all while also increasing the lead for Washington to 4-1 at the 18:02 mark of the second period. He also recorded an assist in the contest as well while Alex Ovechkin also scored his second goal in three games for the Capitals.
In their last four outings, the Capitals have scored just four goals in two losses compared to eleven goals in their last two victories. In all, they have not won two-straight games in two weeks and will certainly look to keep pace within their division with a second straight win over the Kings.
Los Angeles Kings
Ilya Kovalchuk along with Alex Iafallo were the only two goal scorers for the Kings in their loss to the Boston Bruins in their last time out. With 25 shots on the night, Los Angeles ranks near the bottom in the NHL in shots per game at 28 per.
On the other hand, they are also ranked in the bottom tier as it relates to shot allowed to opponents as well. However, the Kings held Boston to just 24 shots on goal during the contest, despite allowing four goals.
Aside from losing four straight games, the Kings have dropped six of their last ten games, overall. Anze Kopitar (43 points) has slowed down in production recently for Los Angeles while shot leader Tyler Toffoli (162) has averaged just two shots on goal during their current four-game skid.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Capitals are 0-8 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
- Home team is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings
- Over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings
- Favorite is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
- Capitals are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington Capitals ML
The Kings have gone down in their last two outings at home. Also, they were destroyed due to six goals by the Capitals in their last meeting with Washington just six days ago. In all, look for the Capitals to prevail in this Monday night showdown in what will be another solid night on the ice for the Capitals as they will pick up a much-needed 4-0 victory.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Capitals 4 – Kings 0
The Kings have allowed teams to post a total of eight goals during their last two home outings. And while they will be looking to put in a much better performance versus the Capitals, Washington is ranked seventh in the league in goals scored per game. Combine this with the fact that they are coming off a 5-goal night versus a solid Sharks team, look for the visitors to pick up the victory in the end.
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