Capitals at Golden Knights Prediction - NHL Picks 1/21/23
Vegas Golden Knights (28-16-2) vs Washington Capitals (25-17-6)
Game Info: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -116 / Washington Capitals -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Washington Capitals Preview
The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 30 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 33 assists and John Carlson has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 71 goals on 882 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 50 goals on 555 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights Preview
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 18 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 29 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 83 goals on 951 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 41 goals on 443 shots.
The Capitals are 9-1 in their last 10 road games and 15-7 in their last 22 overall. The Golden Knights are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Capitals last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 3-1-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The Capitals are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Vegas and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Washington Capitals have been road warriors as of late, and there's going to be value with cheap prices in their current form. However, I'm not ready to give up on Vegas despite a cold week, and these soft prices at home aren't something you find often. I like the Golden Knights to bounce back here.
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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -116
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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