Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 10/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-125) Senators (+105)
The Ottawa Senators will go up against the Washington Capitals at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Capitals at -125 while the Senators are at +105. The total is 6.
The Washington Capitals were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 win against the Canucks in their previous outing. Washington amassed 4 penalty minutes in this outing. They also had 3 chances on the power play and scored 2 goals. The Capitals had a solid offensive performance in the win. In the game, they finished 6 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
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In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have notched 13 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have surrendered 13. For the season, they have tallied 4 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Washington comes into the game with 14 power play chances and they have scored 3 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 21.43%. At even strength, the Capitals have allowed 10 goals while earning 10 of their own. Washington has attempted 120 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.8%. The Capitals have seen 121 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Washington Capitals opponents have totaled 10 power play opportunities (28th in the NHL) and have notched 3 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have racked up 707 goals versus Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.49. Kuemper has taken the ice for 302 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is .917 during his 17,037 minutes played. He has earned a mark of 145-96-36 and he has started in 285 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Kuemper has tallied 160 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .561. Kuemper has had 8,565 shots taken against him and has gathered 7,858 total saves.
In their last contest, Ottawa opposed the Bruins in an outing where the Senators got the win by a mark of 7-5. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Senators tallied 7 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted.
Ottawa has taken 95 shots (24th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.53%, while allowing their opponents 102 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.78% on their opponents 9 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 88.2%. They have a tally of 8 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 12.50%. The Senators have accumulated 9 goals at even strength and 1 goal (30th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 12 goals to be scored by way of 10 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 10 goals, 2 points, as well as a points percentage of .333.
Across the ice you are likely to see Anton Forsberg protecting the net. Forsberg has accrued a lifetime record of 38-48-9 and has played in 105 contests. Forsberg's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.6% and he has 53 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 2,812 saves out of the 3,093 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .909. His opposition is averaging 3.04 goals per contest and he has allowed 281 goals overall. He has started in 97 contests and has played 5,548 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ottawa (+105) and under 5.5 goals
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