Vancouver Canucks at Washington Capitals 12/2/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 12/1/2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Verizon Center in Washington DC
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The Western Conference will meet the Eastern Conference when the Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals skate on Tuesday. Vancouver comes in as the leader in the Pacific Division. The Canucks record of 16-7-1, and 33 points ranks just a point behind Nashville and St. Louis for the top spot in the Western Conference. For Washington, they are 10-9-4, for 24 points. The Capitals are fourth in the Metropolitan Division and tied for 9th in the Eastern Conference.
The Washington Capitals are coming off a blow-out loss at Toronto on Saturday. The Capitals goaltenders Justin and Brandon Holtby were both struck for three goals each on just a total of 23 shots. Washington is allowing teams to score 2.7 goals per game. Offensively, Washington is scoring 2.8 goals per game. Alexander Ovechkin is once again the leader of the offense. The superstar from Russia has 12 goals and 12 assists.
Vancouver used a great game from Ryan Miller to down Columbus on Friday. The followed that performance with 5 goals on Saturday in a two goal win. Miller was back in goal for the Canucks, but allowed 4 goals on 29 shots. The goals for Vancouver came from Linden Vey twice and Shawn Matthias. Vancouver is scoring 3.0 goals per game, led by Radim Vrabata’s 10. Daniel Sedin leads the team with 17 assists, while Henrik Sedin has the most points; at 22.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
Vancouver Canucks are 16-8-0 Against the Spread
Vancouver Canucks are 12-9-0 against the Over/Under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
Washington Capitals are 10-13-0 Against the Spread
Washington Capitals are 11-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/28/14 RW Zach Kassian Finger expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/22/14 D Dan Hamhuis Leg out indefinitely
11/03/14 LW Tom Sestito Leg out indefinitely
11/29/14 D Mike Green Upper Body out indefinitely
10/24/14 D John Erskine Neck out 3-6 months
10/08/14 D Dmitry Orlov Wrist out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Aaron Volpatti Neck out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver
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