Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 10/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+220) Capitals (-250)
The Washington Capitals welcome the Montreal Canadiens at Capital One Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Montreal at +220 while Washington is sitting at -250. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Montreal Canadiens came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs in their previous contest . Montreal garnered 8 penalty minutes for this game. Moreover, they had 4 power play tries but didn't get a goal. The Canadiens had a impressive offensive performance in the win. For the outing, they scored on 4 out of the 23 shots they put on goal.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 4 power play tries (18th in the NHL) and have tallied 0 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 32 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. Montreal has attempted 23 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 17.4%. While at even strength, the Canadiens have given up 3 goals while scoring 4 on the offensive side of the ice. Montreal has accounted for 4 power play chances and they have notched 0 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 0.00%. For the season, they have tallied 2 points and their points % is 1.000. Concerning scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 4 goals (13th in the league) on the year and have given up 3.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jake Allen. Over the course of his pro career, Allen has earned 179 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .536. His save percentage is .911 for his 19,817 minutes guarding the cage. Allen has seen 9,653 shots taken against him and has garnered 8,795 total saves. The opposition has notched 858 goals against Allen in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.60. He has compiled an overall record of 169-126-35 and was named the starter in 334 games. Allen has played in 354 contests over the course of his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Washington played the Maple Leafs in a game where the Capitals were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 3-2. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Capitals notched 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried.
Washington has taken 61 shots (7th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 6.56%, while allowing the opposition 69 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 66.67% on their opponents 6 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 88.4%. They have recorded 9 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 0%. The Capitals have earned 4 goals at even strength and 0 goals (27th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 8 goals to be scored by way of 6 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Washington Capitals have tallied 4 goals.
Across the rink you are expected to see Darcy Kuemper in net. He has compiled 7,811 saves out of 8,513 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .918. Kuemper is the owner of a career record of 143-96-36 and has participated in 300 contests. He has made the start in 283 contests and has played for a total of 16,917 mins. Kuemper's quality start rate sits at 56.2% and he has 159 quality starts in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per contest and he has relinquished 702 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+220)
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