Washington Capitals vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/11/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-113) Canucks (-107)
The Washington Capitals (31-18-10) are headed to Rogers Arena on Friday where they will take on the Vancouver Canucks (29-23-6). The odds on this game have Washington at -113 and Vancouver is sitting at -107. The total is set at 6.
The Washington Capitals had a rough game after their 4-3 loss to the Oilers the last time they stepped on the ice. Washington amassed 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Capitals had a middle of the road showing in the defeat. Additionally, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 32 shots they put on goal.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have racked up 191 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have given up 164. For the season, they sit with 72 points and their points % is .610. Washington comes into the game with 180 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 17.78%. While playing at even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 133 goals while getting 159 themselves. Washington has tried 1,839 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.4%. The Capitals have had 1,724 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .905. Washington Capitals opponents have recorded 162 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have tallied 31 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Vitek Vanecek. Throughout his time in hockey, Vanecek has earned 30 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .484. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 3,640 minutes played. Vanecek has seen 1,760 shots against him and has amassed 1,606 total saves. The opposition has notched 154 goals versus Vanecek in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.54. He has compiled an overall mark of 34-17-9 and he has gotten the start in 62 games. Vanecek has taken the ice for 65 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, Vancouver went up against the Canadiens in an outing where the Canucks got the win by a tally of 5-3. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest and notched 2 goals out of those tries. The Canucks tallied 5 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Canucks have 126 goals at even strength and 40 goals (12th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Vancouver has tried 1,878 shots (11th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.84%, while allowing the other team 1,826 shots. During this campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 166 goals, 64 points, as well as a points percentage of .552. They have earned 186 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.51%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 70.91% on their opponents 165 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.0%. They have granted a total of 165 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Thatcher Demko protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.82 goals/game and he has surrendered 323 goals altogether. Demko's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.6% and he has earned 64 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 113 contests and his ice time sits at 6,871 minutes. Demko has a career record of 60-47-6 and has been in goal for 118 games. He has recorded 3,383 saves out of 3,706 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (-113)
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