Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals - 10/25/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Capitals (7-2-3) at Vancouver Canucks (6-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -105 / Washington Capitals -115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks meet Friday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with seven goals, John Carlson has 15 assists and T.J. Oshie has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has allowed seven goals on 104 shots and Braden Holtby has given up 26 goals on 224 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Vancouver Canucks look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with five goals, Elias Pettersson has eight assists and Tanner Pearson has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 88.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 13 goals on 195 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed five goals on 88 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in all nine games this season.
The Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 68-24 in their last 92 Friday games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 2-7 in their last 9 Friday games. The over is 20-8 in Capitals last 28 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Canucks last 6 home games. The Capitals are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Vancouver. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Capitals have won seven of the last eight meetings against the Vancouver Canucks, not losing to them since October of 2017. With that said, we're getting the cheaper price with the more rested and hotter team at home in the Vancouver Canucks. With wins in six of their last seven tries, the Canucks have one of the better defenses in the league at the moment and actually have yet to allow more than three goals this season. I'll take the cheaper price with the home team over the Capitals who are on the end of a back to back, something they haven't handled well lately.