Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 12/11/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
The Winnipeg Jets (17-7-1) are hosting the Washington Capitals (12-12-4) at Canada Life Centre on Sunday.
The Washington Capitals had a good night with a 4-1 win against the Flyers in their last outing. The Capitals had a solid offensive outing in the victory. In the outing, they scored on 4 of the 27 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. Washington earned 6 penalty mins for this matchup.
While playing at even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 68 goals while notching 57 themselves. Washington Capitals opponents have tallied 81 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have come away with 16 goals in those attempts. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 78 goals (22nd in the league) over the course of the season and have conceded 84. Washington has attempted 851 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. For the year, they have racked up 28 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. The Capitals have seen 865 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .903. Washington comes into the game with 99 power play chances and they have scored 21 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 21.21%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has taken the ice for 319 contests during his professional hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 151-104-38 and he was named the starter in 302 games. Opponents have notched 746 goals against Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.49. Kuemper has had 9,054 shots taken against him and has amassed 8,308 total saves. His save percentage is .918 for his 17,985 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his time in hockey, Kuemper has accounted for 171 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .566.
The last time they were on the ice, Winnipeg faced the Blues in a matchup where the Jets earned a victory by a mark of 5-2. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 on that opportunity. The Jets earned 5 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they took.
Over the course of the season, the Winnipeg Jets have accounted for 84 goals, 35 points, and a points percentage of .700. They have permitted 63 goals to be scored by of a combination of 52 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Jets have racked up 65 goals at even strength and 19 goals (17th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 81 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.46%. Winnipeg has attempted 766 shots (26th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.97%, while allowing the opposition 794 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.82% on the other teams 68 power play tries, and their save percentage is 92.1%.
Across the ice you will find David Rittich defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.91 goals per game and he has given up 407 goals in total. Rittich's quality start rate comes in at 52.9% and he has 73 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 138 games and has been on the ice for 8,405 minutes. Rittich holds a career mark of 73-45-20 and has played in 156 contests. He has accounted for 3,841 stops out of 4,248 shots tried, giving him a save % of .904.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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