Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 11/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-162) Red Wings (+134)
The Washington Capitals (5-4-1) are hitting the road to Little Caesars Arena on Thursday where they will play the Detroit Red Wings (4-3-2). The moneyline on this contest has the Capitals at -162 and the Red Wings open at +134. The over/under is set at 7.
The Washington Capitals had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Hurricanes in their previous game. Washington compiled 16 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Capitals had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this game. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 2 of the 20 shots they put on net.
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Washington Capitals opponents have totaled 33 power play opportunities (9th in the NHL) and have come away with 6 goals in those attempts. The Capitals thus far have had 328 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .915. Washington has taken 280 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When at even strength, the Capitals have conceded 22 goals while having 23 themselves. Washington has compiled 34 power play opportunities and they have notched 7 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 20.59%. For the season, they have recorded 11 points and their points percentage is sitting at .550. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have accounted for 30 goals (12th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 28.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Darcy Kuemper. The opposition has notched 717 goals against Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.48. Kuemper has participated in 307 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is .918 for his 17,336 minutes in the crease. He has earned a record of 147-98-37 and he started in 290 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Kuemper has 164 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .566. Kuemper has seen 8,729 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,012 saves.
In their last game, Detroit faced off against the Sabres in a matchup where the Red Wings took a loss by a final of 8-3. They had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Red Wings earned 3 goals out of the 18 shots on goal they attempted.
Detroit has taken 258 shots (25th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.85%, while allowing the opposition 317 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.00% on the other teams 30 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.9%. They have earned 32 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.75%. The Red Wings have accumulated 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals (22nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 32 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 28 goals, 10 points, and a points percentage of .556.
Across the rink you will find Ville Husso protecting the net. Husso is the owner of a career record of 37-14-8 and has been in net for 62 contests. Husso's quality start rate sits at 56.9% and he has 33 quality starts in his pro career. He is sitting with 1,697 saves out of 1,858 shots taken, giving him a rate of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has surrendered 161 goals in total. He has made the start in 58 games and has played for a total of 3,558 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (-162)
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