Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+100) Capitals (-118)
The Washington Capitals (6-6-2) are hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-6-2) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Pittsburgh at +100 and Washington is priced at -118. The over/under is set at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 defeat to the Kraken in their previous contest . The Penguins had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 37 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't convert them into a score. Pittsburgh accumulated 6 penalty minutes in this contest.
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In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have racked up 42 goals (11th in the league) on the season and have allowed 44. For the current campaign, they sit with 10 points and their points % is .417. Pittsburgh steps onto the ice with 45 power play opportunities and they have added 9 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 20.00%. When playing at even strength, the Penguins let the opposition score 33 goals while scoring 33 themselves. Pittsburgh has taken 431 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Penguins thus far have had 418 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .895. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have totaled 41 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have a total of 11 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Tristan Jarry. Opponents have scored 416 goals against Jarry in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.61. Jarry has taken the ice for 167 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .914 for his 9,548 minutes on the ice. He has a mark of 97-50-14 and he has gotten the start in 159 games. In his professional hockey career, Jarry has recorded 97 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .610. Jarry has had 4,849 shots against him and has recorded 4,433 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Washington went up against the Oilers in an outing where the Capitals took home the victory by a final of 5-4. They had 5 power play chances in this matchup and scored 4 out of those tries. The Capitals scored 5 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried.
The Capitals have scored 27 goals at even strength and 13 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Washington has attempted 402 shots (14th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.95%, while allowing the opposition 440 shots. This season, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 40 goals, 14 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 41 goals to be scored by of a combination of 33 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 48 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 27.08%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.95% on their opponents 42 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%.
For the opposition you will find Darcy Kuemper defending the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.48 goals/game and he has conceded 722 goals altogether. Kuemper's quality start rate comes out to 56.5% and he has made 165 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 292 games and has played for a total of 17,454 minutes. Kuemper has amassed a career mark of 147-100-37 and has been in goal for 309 games. He has gathered 8,058 stops out of the 8,780 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-118) and under 6 goals
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