Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 5/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+185) Panthers (-230)
FLA Live Arena is where the Florida Panthers (58-17-6) will play the Washington Capitals (44-25-12) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Capitals at +185 and the Panthers are sitting at -230. The betting total is set at 7.
The Washington Capitals will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 defeat to the Rangers in their previous contest. The Capitals left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 36 shots they launched. In addition, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. Washington recorded 12 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Washington Capitals opponents have earned 223 power play tries (20th in professional hockey) and have scored 44 goals in those chances. The Capitals have had 2,378 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .898. Washington has attempted 2,577 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. When at even strength, the Capitals have conceded 198 goals while earning 223 on the offensive side of the ice. Washington has tallied 251 power play chances and they have tallied 47 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 18.73%. For the current season, the have a total of 100 points and their points percentage is .617. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 270 goals (10th in the NHL) so far this year and have conceded 242.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. Over the course of his pro career, Vanecek has tallied 36 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .480. His save percentage is at .908 in his 4,432 minutes between the pipes. Vanecek has seen 2,148 shot attempts against him and has accrued 1,950 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 198 goals against Vanecek in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.68. He has compiled a win-loss record of 41-22-10 and he was named the starter in 75 games. Vanecek has taken the ice for 79 contests over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Florida squared up with the Canadiens in a game where the Panthers ended up losing by a tally of 10-2. They had 1 power play chance in this outing and scored 1 goal on that try. The Panthers notched 2 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they took.
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 a penalty kill rate of 79.77% on the other teams 257 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.4%. They have recorded 261 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.14%. The Panthers have scored 274 goals at even strength and 63 goals (2nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 242 goals to be scored by of a combination of 190 goals at even strength and 52 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 337 goals, 122 points, and a points percentage of .753.
Across the rink you will find Sergei Bobrovsky in the crease. He has tallied 15,911 saves out of the 17,369 shots tried, giving him a rate of .916. Bobrovsky is the owner of a lifetime mark of 336-187-48 and has participated in 592 games. He has started in 577 games and has played 34,075 mins. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes in at 57.0% and he has accumulated 329 quality starts in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,458 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-230)
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