Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 3/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+105) Oilers (-125)
The Washington Capitals (30-18-9) are headed to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they will play the Edmonton Oilers (30-23-4). The moneyline on this matchup has Washington at +105 and Edmonton is coming in at -125. The total is 7.
The Washington Capitals went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-2 win over the Kraken in their previous game. Washington garnered 4 minutes in the box in this outing. The Capitals had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In addition, they had 2 power play tries and were able to net 2 goals. In the game, they converted 5 of the 25 shots they put on net.
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The Capitals have had 1,649 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. When at even strength, the Capitals have allowed 126 goals while notching 152 themselves. Washington Capitals opponents have 157 power play opportunities (24th in pro hockey) and have come away with 30 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have earned 69 points and their points percentage is .605. Washington has attempted 1,780 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. Regarding scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 183 goals (11th in the league) on the season and have conceded 156. Washington has tallied 173 power play opportunities and they have added 31 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 17.92%.
The man in net for this game is Ilya Samsonov. In his career, Samsonov has accounted for 29 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .426. He has a save percentage of .905 in his 4,206 minutes in the crease. Samsonov has seen 2,029 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,837 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 192 goals versus Samsonov in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.74. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 46-19-6 and he was named the starter in 68 games. Samsonov has been involved in 77 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Edmonton went up against the Flames in a game where the Oilers ended up losing by a score of 3-1. The Oilers recorded 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup but were not able to net one.
The Oilers have accumulated 140 goals at even strength and 42 goals (4th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Edmonton has attempted 1,892 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.62%, while allowing the opposition 1,810 shots. So far this year, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 182 goals, 64 points, in addition to a points percentage of .561. They have earned 168 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 25.00%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.71% on their oppositions 177 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 183 goals to be scored by of a combination of 140 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Mike Smith in net. Smith is the owner of a lifetime mark of 288-262-77 and has been in net for 657 games. Smith's quality start percentage comes in at 52.8% and he has 325 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has compiled 17,470 stops out of 19,165 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,695 goals altogether. He has made the start in 615 games and has accumulated 37,504 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-125)
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