Capitals vs Coyotes Prediction - NHL Picks 12/4/23

Arizona Coyotes (12-9-2) vs Washington Capitals (12-7-2)

Game Info: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Mullett Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +109 / Washington Capitals -135 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Capitals and Arizona Coyotes face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at ASU Multi-Purpose Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Capitals vs Coyotes prediction.

Capitals Look to Bounce Back

The Capitals have had a solid season so far but they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Capitals only scored a goal against the Golden Knights and they ended up losing 4-1. The Capitals are averaging 2.38 goals while their defense is giving up 2.81 goals per game. The offense is ranked 31st but the defense is ranked 10th and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way here. Alex Ovechkin has scored five goals and added nine assists so far this season. 

Washington Capitals Player Prop Facts

  • Alex Ovechkin has recorded at least one point in seven of the Capitals' last eight games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Alex Ovechkin has recorded an assist in each of the Capitals' last four games against Central Division opponents.
  • Dylan Strome has the most multi-goal games for the Capitals this season (2).

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Coyotes Look for Fifth Straight Win

All of a sudden, the Coyotes are playing some excellent hockey and they have won four straight games. In the last game against the St. Louis Blues, the defense gave up only only one goal and they needed up winning 4-1. Over the last four games, the Coyotes have given up only five goals total. The Coyotes on the season are averaging 3.21 goals while their defense is giving up 2.96 goals per game. The offense is ranked 15th while the defense is ranked 13th. Clayton Keller has scored eight goals and added 13 assists.

Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Michael Carcone has scored at least one goal in each of the Coyotes' last four home games.
  • Matias Maccelli has recorded at least one point in each of his last 11 appearances with the Coyotes as home favorites.
  • Clayton Keller has recorded an assist in each of the Coyotes' last five games as favorites.
  • Janis Jerome Moser ranks 2nd in the Central Division for Plus/Minus (+11) this season.

Capitals vs Coyotes Prediction

The Coyotes are going to get the job done here. The Coyotes have won four games in a row and the defense has been wonderful heading into this game. In this game, the Coyotes defense is going to step up in a big way and the Capitals offense is going to continue to struggle like it has all season. The Capitals don’t have the offense to keep this game close. Back the Coyotes on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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