Calgary Flames vs. Washington Capitals - 10/22/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Capitals (6-2-2) at Calgary Flames (5-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -125 / Washington Capitals +105 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Washington Capitals look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. T.J. Oshie leads Washington with seven goals, John Carlson has 15 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has allowed seven goals on 104 shots and Braden Holtby has given up 23 goals on 189 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or less goals in seven of their first 10 games.
The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their first 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with five goals, Matthew Tkachuk has six assists and Sean Monahan has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 86.5 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 22 goals on 249 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed four goals on 58 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 312-152 in their last 464 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flames are 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win, 4-9 in their last 13 overall and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 12-2 in Capitals last 14 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The Capitals are 15-7-2 in the last 24 meetings. The Capitals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary.
The Washington Capitals are playing the better hockey entering this contest, and they've won four of the last six meetings against the Calgary Flames. The Capitals have also been money making machines in the underdog role dating back to last season, and they've had no problem winning on the road against respectable competition. The value here is with the Washington Capitals and the slight plus money.