Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 12/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-110) Senators (-110)
Canadian Tire Centre is where the Ottawa Senators (14-16-2) will try to beat the Washington Capitals (17-13-4) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Capitals at -110 while the Senators are sitting at -110. The over/under is 7.
The Washington Capitals will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 victory over the Red Wings in the last game they played. The Capitals had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 42 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Washington tallied 8 minutes in the box for this contest.
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When talking about their scoring, the Washington Capitals have notched 104 goals (15th in the NHL) so far this season and have allowed 97. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 38 points and their points percentage comes in at .559. Washington comes into tonight with 113 power play chances and they have notched 24 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 21.24%. While at even strength, the Capitals have allowed 78 goals while notching 80 on the offensive side of the ice. Washington has tried 1,071 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Capitals have had 1,032 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. Washington Capitals opponents have totaled 96 power play opportunities (26th in the NHL) and have come away with 19 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Charlie Lindgren. In his professional hockey career, Lindgren has accounted for 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .595. His save percentage currently sits at .912 in his 2,596 mins in the crease. Lindgren has seen 1,343 shots against him and has recorded 1,225 total saves. Opponents have scored 118 goals versus Lindgren in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.73. He has compiled an overall record of 24-16-4 and he has gotten the start in 42 games. Lindgren has been in net for 45 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Ottawa faced off against the Jets in a matchup where the Senators went home in defeat by a tally of 5-1. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and netted 1 out of those opportunities. The Senators recorded 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they tried.
For the year, the Ottawa Senators have a total of 98 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .469. They have granted a total of 103 goals to be scored by of a combination of 80 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have earned 63 goals at even strength and 35 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 123 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 28.46%. Ottawa has attempted 1,072 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.14%, while allowing the other team 1,030 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.34% on the other teams 117 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Cam Talbot in net. He has compiled 11,111 saves out of 12,149 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .915. Talbot holds a lifetime record of 209-150-34 and has participated in 414 games. He has been a starter 397 games and has played for a total of 23,674 minutes. Talbot's quality start rate sits at 54.2% and he has qualified for 215 quality starts in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has yielded 1,038 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (-110)
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