Capitals vs Wild Prediction - NHL Picks 3/19/23

Minnesota Wild (39-22-8) vs Washington Capitals (33-30-7)

Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -160 / Washington Capitals +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Capitals will play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Capitals Preview

The Washington Capitals are 33-30-7 this season after they lost to the St. Louis Blues by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Washington out shot St. Louis by a total of 34-22 and won 64% of the face-offs in the game. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.09 goals per game, 3.01 goals against per game, 20.8% on the power play, and 82.8% on the penalty kill. Alex Ovechkin has led the Capitals with 37 goals, 28 assists, and 267 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Washington is Darcy Kuemper, who is 20-22-5 this season with a 2.78 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are 39-22-8 this season after they lost to the Boston Bruins by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Minnesota was out shot by a total of 38-31 and went 1-5 on the power play in the loss. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.88 goals per game, 2.63 goals against per game, 22.6% on the power play, and 80.9% on the penalty kill. Mats Zuccarello has led the Wild with 22 goals, 41 assists, and 172 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Minnesota is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is 22-13-3 this season with a 2.82 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. 

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Washington is 5-11 in their last 16 games and 3-11 in their last 14 Sunday games. The over is 4-0 in Washington’s last 4 games. Minnesota is 11-4 in their last 15 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games played on no rest. The over is 20-8 in Minnesota’s last 28 Sunday games. Washington is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings in Minnesota.


Washington comes into this game after alternating losses and wins over their last five games and they are slipping back in the in the wild card race. Minnesota has played well recently, but they will be on the second game of a back to back in this game. Washington desperately needs a win, but Minnesota is very tough at home. I do think Washington will have the edge because they are rested, but I like Minnesota at home. 

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