Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+104) Predators (-125)
The Washington Capitals (26-15-9) are traveling to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Nashville Predators (28-16-4). The moneyline on this game has the Capitals at +104 while the Predators are coming in at -125. The total comes in at 6.
The Washington Capitals will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-1 defeat against the Senators in their last game. The Capitals had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 34 shots they launched. They also had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. Washington amassed 13 penalty minutes for this game.
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In relation to scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have accounted for 160 goals (6th in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 139. For the current campaign, they have recorded 61 points and their points percentage is .610. Washington comes into tonight with 148 power play opportunities and they have notched 23 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 15.54%. When playing at even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 110 goals while earning 137 of their own. Washington has attempted 1,571 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Capitals have had 1,444 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Washington Capitals opponents have earned 137 power play opportunities (14th in pro hockey) and have earned 29 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. Opponents have been able to score 147 goals versus Vanecek in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. Vanecek has taken the ice for 61 contests throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .910 during his 3,421 minutes guarding the cage. He has compiled an overall mark of 31-16-9 and he has started in 59 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Vanecek is sitting with 28 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .475. Vanecek has seen 1,641 shots against him and has recorded 1,494 saves.
In their last contest, Nashville went up against the Jets in a matchup where the Predators took a loss by a mark of 5-2. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest and converted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Predators scored 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they tried.
The Predators have scored 112 goals at even strength and 36 goals (5th in the NHL) while on the power play. Nashville has put up 1,403 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.55%, while allowing their opponents 1,523 shots. On the campaign, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 148 goals, 60 points, in addition to a points percentage of .625. They have a total of 146 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 24.66%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.70% on their opponents 171 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.3%. They have granted a total of 132 goals to be scored by way of 99 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Juuse Saros in net. Saros has earned a career record of 100-60-20 and has been in goal for 195 contests. Saros' rate of quality starts sits at 62.6% and he has made 112 quality starting assignments in his career. He has accounted for 5,354 stops out of the 5,811 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .921. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per contest and he has allowed 457 goals altogether. He has made the start in 179 contests and has played for a total of 11,049 mins.
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Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (-125)
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