Ottawa Senators at Washington Capitals - 2/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at Washington Capitals - 2/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals (26-14-9) vs Ottawa Senators (16-23-4)

Game Info: Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 12:30 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals +110 / Ottawa Senators +305 --- Over/Under: 1.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Capitals Host The Ottawa Senators In Sunday NHL Action.

The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 16-23-4. Through 43 games, the Senators are 6th in the Atlantic Division.On the season, they have found the net 118 times, good for a rank of 27th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 20th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average of 3.28 goals per game. So far, the Senators have played the toughest schedule in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 21st ranked team in the NHL.

The Washington Capitals get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 26-14-9. This mark places them 4th in the Metropolitan division. Through 49 games, the Capitals have scored 161 goals, giving them an average of 3.24. This output gives them a rank of 5th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 16th ranked unit, giving up 2.76 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 24th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 12th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Drake Batherson. In his team's 43 games, he has come up with 13 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 17.6%.While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 18 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 3.02 goals per game. In his 19 games played, he has turned in 10 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 47 games, the Washington Capitals' goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin with 59 points. He has reached his mark of 29 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.5%. So far, 24.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 33 assists to go along with his 15 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +14.0. Washington's top goalie is Ilya Samsonov, who is giving up an average of 2.85 goals per game. In his 26 games, he has come up with a quality start just 36% of the time.

In Washington's 49 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 24-23. On the season, the Washington Capitals have a per-game scoring differential of 0.49. When playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.83 goals. Heading into their game with the Washington Capitals, the Capitals have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 21 goals, accounting for 58% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.24 goals per game four times. I recommend taking the Capitals at +110.

 

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Joe’s Pick Capitals +110

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