Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Flames Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Washington Capitals taking on the Calgary Flames Tuesday October 20th at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Washington Capitals (3-1-0-0) vs. Calgary Flames (1-4-0-0)
Date: Tuesday October 20th
Time:9:00 PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -129
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Washington -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Two teams who have start the season on opposite ends of the spectrum get set to battle it off Tuesday night.
Washington has raced of the gates with a 3-1 record and come in off a 4-1 win over Carolina.
The Flames continued to struggle as they dropped their 3rd straight with a 5-2 loss to Edmonton.
The Capitals Captain Alexander Ovechkin will look to reach another milestone in his successful career on Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames.
Ovechkin needs just 1 point to reach 900, which would tie him for 103rd all time. Ovechkin has scored in all 3 games he’s played in.
Nicklas Backstrom showed his immediate impact in his return to the lineup as he notched a pair of assists and the game winning goal against Carolina. Backstrom continues to battle back from hip surgery he had this past off season.
G Braden Holtby brings in a 3-1 record with a GAA of just 2.04 and a SV% of .920. Overall, Holtby has made 92 saves through his first 4 games.
Washington ranks 7th in the NHL with 3.25 goals per game.’
The Calgary Flames came into this season looking to build off one of their best seasons in quite some time. They not only made the postseason, but they also knocked off Vancouver in the first round.
Calgary’s season has not gone according to plan as they’ve stumbled out of the gate, starting the season with a 1-4 record. Calgary dropped to 0-3 at home with their 5-2 loss to Edmonton.
David Jones has been one of the few Flames’ players to show any fight recently as he tallied both goals for Calgary in their loss. Jones has 3 goals through the Flames first 5 games.
Calgary could be without two key pieces come Tuesday as Forwards Sam Bennett and Joe Colborne remain game time decisions. Bennett continues to battle an upper-body injury while Colborne has missed the entire season thus far with a broken thumb.
While there was no status update on Bennett, Colborne did practice 100% on Monday.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Capitals are 37-17 in their last 54 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Capitals are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Flames are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Flames are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Metropolitan.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Flames are just a mess right now. With the way the Capitals have raced out of the gate, the visitors are a solid play here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington ML
Alexander Ovechkin reaches his 900 point plateau as the Caps grab a road victory here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 4- Calgary 1
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