Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/21/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+132) Capitals (-160)
The Washington Capitals (28-24-6) will try to beat the Detroit Red Wings (26-21-8) at Capital One Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Detroit at +132 while Washington is priced at -160. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-2 defeat against the Kraken in their previous contest . Detroit had 16 minutes in the box in this game. In addition, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Red Wings had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 23 shots they attempted.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 159 power play opportunities (27th in professional hockey) and have a total of 35 goals in those attempts. The Red Wings thus far have had 1,704 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .897. Detroit has taken 1,588 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 141 goals while notching 129 themselves. Detroit has compiled 190 power play chances and they have added 41 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 21.58%. For the season, they have racked up 60 points and their points percentage is sitting at .545. When it comes to their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 170 goals (21st in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 176.
The player in the crease for this game is Ville Husso. Throughout his time in hockey, Husso has compiled 50 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .538. His save percentage currently is at .909 in his 5,580 minutes between the pipes. Husso has had 2,885 shots taken against him and he has 2,622 saves. Opponents have tallied 263 goals against Husso in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.83. He has earned an overall mark of 55-26-12 and was named the starter in 93 games. Husso has played in 97 contests over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Washington faced the Hurricanes in a game where the Capitals ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-1. The Capitals scored 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
On the season, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 174 goals, 62 points, as well as a points percentage of .534. They have permitted 168 goals to be scored by of a combination of 139 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. The Capitals have accumulated 138 goals at even strength and 36 goals (18th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 178 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.22%. Washington has taken 1,825 shots (14th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.53%, while allowing the other team 1,760 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.29% on their oppositions 155 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper defending the net. Kuemper has accrued a career mark of 159-112-40 and has participated in 337 games. Kuemper's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.6% and he has made 178 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 8,800 stops out of 9,594 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has given up 794 goals in total. He has started in 320 games and has been on the ice for 19,017 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-160)
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