Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 4/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+105) Golden Knights (-125)
The Washington Capitals (43-23-10) are headed to T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday where they will play the Vegas Golden Knights (41-31-5). The odds on this game have the Capitals at +105 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -125. The total has been set at 7.
The Washington Capitals were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Avalanche in their last game. Washington accrued 4 penalty mins for this contest. The Capitals had a middle of the road showing in this victory. Additionally, they had 2 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. In the game, they finished 3 out of the 27 shots they put on net.
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In relation to their scoring, the Washington Capitals have accounted for 258 goals (8th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 223. For the year, they have earned 96 points and their points percentage comes in at .632. Washington comes into the game with 233 power play opportunities and they have notched 47 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.17%. At even strength, the Capitals have surrendered 185 goals while scoring 211 on offense. Washington has attempted 2,387 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.8%. The Capitals have had 2,214 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .899. Washington Capitals opponents have earned 212 power play tries (18th in the NHL) and have come away with 38 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. Opponents have been able to score 190 goals against Vanecek in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.68. Vanecek has participated in 76 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .908 for his 4,248 minutes in the crease. He has compiled an overall record of 40-21-9 and he has gotten the start in 72 games. During his career on the ice, Vanecek has tallied 35 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .486. Vanecek has seen 2,073 shot attempts against him and has amassed 1,883 total saves.
In their last contest, Vegas squared up with the Devils in a matchup where the Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 3-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Golden Knights earned 2 goals out of the 44 shots on goal they attempted.
The Golden Knights have accumulated 207 goals at even strength and 35 goals (26th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Vegas has attempted 2,634 shots (8th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.19%, while allowing their opponents 2,313 shots. Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 242 goals, 87 points, and a points percentage of .565. They have a total of 202 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 17.33%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.50% on their opponents 200 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.1%. They have allowed 228 goals to be scored by way of 183 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Robin Lehner defending the net. He has accounted for 10,190 saves out of 11,118 shots taken, giving him a save % of .917. Lehner has accrued a lifetime record of 152-141-49 and has participated in 363 contests. He was named a starter in 344 games and has played for a total of 20,562 mins. Lehner's quality start rate is 55.2% and he has qualified for 190 quality starts in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has yielded 928 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (+105)
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