Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-152) Capitals (+126)
The Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1) are en route to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Washington Capitals (7-9-3). The odds on this game have Colorado at -152 and Washington is coming in at +126. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory against the Hurricanes in their previous contest . Colorado accumulated 10 penalty mins in this game. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal. The Avalanche had an average offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 15 shots they put on net.
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While at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 26 goals while getting 35 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 54 power play tries (24th in the NHL) and have tallied 14 goals in those attempts. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 53 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 40. Colorado has taken 487 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.9%. For the year, they have recorded 19 points and their points % is .633. The Avalanche thus far have had 515 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .922. Colorado has compiled 49 power play chances and they have notched 18 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 36.73%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Georgiev has played in 139 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 65-50-12 and he has gotten the start in 127 games. Opponents have been able to score 370 goals against Georgiev in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.92. Georgiev has seen 4,101 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 3,731 total saves. His save percentage is .910 for his 7,602 mins on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Georgiev has 67 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .528.
When they took the ice last, Washington faced the Blues in a matchup where the Capitals got the tie by a mark of 4-4. They had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup and notched 1 out of those opportunities. The Capitals converted 4 goals out of the 51 shots on goal they attempted.
The Capitals have tallied 41 goals at even strength and 14 goals (12th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Washington has attempted 567 shots (12th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.70%, while allowing the other team 599 shots. On the year, the Washington Capitals have a total of 55 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .447. They have allowed 61 goals to be scored by way of 49 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 72 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 19.44%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.95% on their opponents 57 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper defending the net. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has yielded 734 goals altogether. Kuemper's rate of quality starts is 56.1% and he has 166 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 296 games and has played for a total of 17,649 minutes. Kuemper holds a career record of 148-103-37 and has been in goal for 313 games. He has compiled 8,153 saves out of the 8,887 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-152)
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