Edmonton Oilers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+105) Capitals (-126)
The Washington Capitals (24-12-9) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (22-16-3) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Edmonton at +105 and Washington opens at -126. The betting total is set at 6.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 defeat to the Senators in the last game they played. Edmonton had 11 mins in the box for this contest. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Oilers had a below average offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 2 of the 39 shots they attempted.
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Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have notched 134 goals (14th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 135. For the season, they have racked up 47 points and their points percentage sits at .573. Edmonton is sitting with 115 power play chances and they have notched 32 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 27.83%. At even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 107 goals while getting 102 themselves. Edmonton has tried 1,372 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Oilers have had 1,331 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .899. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 121 power play tries (22nd in professional hockey) and have a total of 28 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has been involved in 148 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has earned a record of 73-56-11 and was named the starter in 137 games. Opponents have tallied 411 goals versus Koskinen in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 3.00. Koskinen has seen 4,373 shot attempts against him and he has 3,962 total saves. He has a save percentage of .906 during his 8,217 minutes between the pipes. In his career, Koskinen has compiled 65 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .474.
Their last time out, Washington faced the Stars in a game where the Capitals ended up with the win by a final score of 5-0. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and converted 2 goals out of those attempts. The Capitals converted 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried.
The Capitals have accumulated 123 goals at even strength and 20 goals (26th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Washington has put up 1,422 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.06%, while allowing their opponents 1,274 shots. On the year, the Washington Capitals have earned 143 goals, 57 points, and a points percentage of .633. They have earned 132 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.15%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.36% on their oppositions 118 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%. They have granted a total of 120 goals to be scored by of a combination of 98 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Ilya Samsonov in net. The opposition is averaging 2.67 goals/game and he has surrendered 167 goals overall. Samsonov's percentage of quality starts is 45.0% and he has accumulated 27 quality starts in his career. He got the starting nod in 60 contests and has played 3,752 minutes. Samsonov is the owner of a career record of 42-15-6 and has participated in 67 games. He has recorded 1,616 saves out of 1,783 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .906.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-126) and under 6 goals
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