Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (19-29-5) at Washington Capitals (35-13-5)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Capitals -250 / Los Angeles Kings +222 --- Over/Under: 6

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The Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 17 goals, Drew Doughty has 21 assists and Dustin Brown has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 99 goals on 945 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 57 goals on 572 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 13 games.

The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 37 goals, John Carlson has 49 assists and T.J. Oshie has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has allowed 44 goals on 569 shots and Braden Holtby has given up 104 goals on 1,002 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 15-36 in their last 51 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 overall. The over is 22-8 in Capitals last 30 home games. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Washington. The home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Washington Capitals are currently the most profitable team in the sport while the Los Angeles Kings are the third last profitable team. The Los Angeles Kings have lost 10 of their last 13 games and can't get their act together defensively time and time again. The Washington Capitals have won five of the last nine meetings against the Kings and four of those victories were decided by two or more goals. There's only one way to go here for me, and that's the Caps on their home ice and the PL to shave down the expensive ML price. 

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Randy’s Pick Washington Capitals -1.5

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