Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 10/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-110) Predators (-110)
The Washington Capitals (4-4-0) are en route to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Nashville Predators (3-4-1). The moneyline on this contest has the Capitals at -110 while the Predators are sitting at -110. The over/under is 6.
The Washington Capitals will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-0 defeat against the Stars in their last outing. Washington recorded 8 penalty minutes for this contest. The Capitals left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they weren't able to convert any of the 27 shots they looked to score on.
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Washington Capitals opponents have amassed 22 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have come away with 5 goals in those attempts. The Capitals have had 259 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .900. Washington has tried 225 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. While playing at even strength, the Capitals have allowed 21 goals while getting 19 on offense. Washington is sitting with 27 power play chances and they have scored 6 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 22.22%. For the season, they have accumulated 8 points and their points % is .500. In reference to their scoring, the Washington Capitals have racked up 25 goals (10th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 26.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have notched 715 goals versus Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.49. Kuemper has taken the ice for 305 games during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 17,212 minutes on the ice. He has amassed an overall record of 146-98-36 and he was named the starter in 288 games. During his career on the ice, Kuemper has accounted for 162 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .563. Kuemper has seen 8,660 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 7,945 total saves.
In their last contest, Nashville played the Blues in an outing where the Predators got the victory by a mark of 6-2. The Predators converted 6 goals of the 42 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup and tallied 1 out of those chances.
Nashville has attempted 244 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.02%, while allowing the opposition 252 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.33% on their opponents 30 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.1%. They have earned 31 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 9.68%. The Predators have earned 19 goals at even strength and 3 goals (28th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 25 goals to be scored by way of 20 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 22 goals, 7 points, in addition to a points percentage of .438.
Across the ice you will find Juuse Saros in net. He has compiled 6,264 saves out of 6,815 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .919. Saros has accumulated a lifetime record of 116-75-21 and has played in 228 games. He got the starting nod in 212 games and his ice time sits at 12,968 minutes. Saros' rate of quality starts comes out to 61.3% and he has 130 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has relinquished 551 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (-110)
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