Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 5/11/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+164) Panthers (-200)
Capital One Arena is the site where the Florida Panthers will compete against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. The moneyline on this contest has the Capitals at +164 while the Panthers are opening at -200. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Washington Capitals had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat to the Panthers in Game 4. The Capitals had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 16 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Washington accrued 14 penalty mins in this game.
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In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 270 goals (10th in the league) on the year and have conceded 242. For the season, they have racked up 100 points and their points percentage comes in at .610. Washington is sitting with 256 power play chances and they have scored 48 goals out of those chances, earning them a rate of 18.75%. While at even strength, the Capitals have given up 198 goals while getting 222 on the offensive side of the ice. Washington has tried 2,577 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Capitals have had 2,378 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .898. Washington Capitals opponents have totaled 225 power play opportunities (20th in professional hockey) and have scored 44 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Vitek Vanecek. Opponents have tallied 198 goals against Vanecek in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.68. Vanecek has participated in 79 contests throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .908 in his 4,432 minutes guarding the cage. He has amassed an overall mark of 41-22-10 and he was named the starter in 75 games. Over the course of his career, Vanecek has 36 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .480. Vanecek has seen 2,148 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 1,950 saves.
In their Game 4 win, Florida had 4 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Panthers converted 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking.
On the season, the Florida Panthers have 337 goals, 122 points, and a points percentage of .744. They have allowed 242 goals to be scored by way of 189 goals at even strength and 53 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers are sitting with 273 goals at even strength and 64 goals (3rd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 262 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 24.43%. Florida has attempted 3,062 shots (1st in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.01%, while allowing the other team 2,515 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.54% on their opponents 259 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.4%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Bobrovsky has accumulated a career record of 336-187-48 and has played in 592 games. Bobrovsky's quality start percentage is 57.0% and he has made 329 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 15,911 stops out of 17,369 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .916. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,458 goals overall. He has made the start in 577 contests and his ice time sits at 34,075 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-200)
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