Red Wings vs Capitals Prediction NHL Picks 3/26/24

Washington Capitals (35-26-9) vs Detroit Red Wings (36-29-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -128 / Detroit Red Wings +103 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Red Wings and the Washington Capitals meet Tuesday in NHL action from the Little Caesars Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals prediction.

Detroit Red Wings Team Preview

The Detroit Red Wings come into this game looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss to Nashville last time out. Lucas Raymond leads the Red Wings in scoring with 60 points including 24 goals and 36 assists while Dylan Larkin has 56 points with a team-high 28 goals and 28 assists. Alex DeBrincat also has 57 points with 23 goals and 34 assists and Shayne Gostisbehere has 47 points with a team-high 37 assists. Ville Husso has gone 9-5-2 in goal for Detroit this season with a 3.55 GAA and an .892 save percentage while James Reimer is 9-7-2 with a .907 save percentage and 2.98 GAA and Alex Lyon is 18-16-2 with a 3.04 GAA and a .905 save percentage this season.

Detroit Red Wings Team Facts

  • The home team has won nine of the Red Wings' last 10 games.
  • The Red Wings have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last nine night games.
  • The Red Wings have won the second period in five of their last six games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Red Wings' last 14 games following a road loss.

Washington Capitals Team Preview

The Washington Capitals come into this one looking to build on a 3-0 win over Winnipeg last time out. Dylan Strome leads the Capitals in scoring with 58 points including a team-high 23 goals and 35 assists while Alex Ovechkin also has 58 points with 26 goals and 32 assists. John Carlson has 43 points with a team-high 36 assists while Tom Wilson has 32 points with 17 goals this season. In goal for Washington, Darcy Kuemper has gone 13-13-3 with a 3.29 GAA and an .890 save percentage while Charlie Lindgren is 20-12-5 with a 2.67 GAA and a .912 save percentage and Hunter Shepard is 2-1-1 with a 3.19 GAA and an .894 save percentage this season.

Washington Capitals Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won five of the Capitals' last six games.
  • The Capitals have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 17 games as favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Capitals have lost the first period in each of their last five games as home favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Capitals' last eight games against Eastern Conference opponents.

Red Wings vs. Capitals Prediction

I’m on the Capitals here. I get that this is a huge game for both teams in the grand scheme of things in the playoff picture, but you have a Red Wings team that’s been falling apart down the stretch, losing six straight road games against a Capitals team playing arguably their best hockey of the season. I just don’t think I want to step in front of Washington right now. Give me the Capitals.

Chris’s Pick Washington -128

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