Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 1/17/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+105) Capitals (-126)
Capital One Arena is the site where the Washington Capitals (23-16-6) will try to beat the Minnesota Wild (24-14-4) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Wild at +105 and the Capitals are at -126. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Minnesota Wild were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes in their previous contest . Minnesota recorded 2 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Wild didn't have a great showing offensively in the victory. Moreover, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they earned a goal on 2 of the 27 shots they attempted.
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In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have earned 131 goals (22nd in hockey) so far this season and have conceded 116. For the season, they have recorded 52 points and their points percentage sits at .619. Minnesota is sitting with 134 power play chances and they have tallied 31 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 23.13%. When playing at even strength, the Wild have allowed the opponent to score 87 goals while scoring 100 on offense. Minnesota has tried 1,319 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.9%. The Wild have seen 1,251 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .907. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 141 power play opportunities (13th in the NHL) and have racked up 29 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Filip Gustavsson. Opponents have scored 115 goals against Gustavsson in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.74. Gustavsson has taken the ice for 44 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .912 during his 2,515 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated a mark of 20-19-4 and he has started in 39 games. In his career, Gustavsson has tallied 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .641. Gustavsson has had 1,307 shot attempts taken against him and he has 1,192 saves.
In their last contest, Washington faced the Flyers in a game where the Capitals took the loss by a tally of 3-1. The Capitals scored 1 goal of the 40 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Capitals have tallied 114 goals at even strength and 30 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Washington has attempted 1,420 shots (10th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.14%, while allowing their opponents 1,369 shots. So far this season, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 144 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .578. They have allowed 124 goals to be scored by of a combination of 99 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 140 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 21.43%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.62% on their oppositions 129 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.9%.
For the opposition you will find Charlie Lindgren patrolling the crease. Lindgren has earned a career record of 26-17-4 and has been in net for 48 contests. Lindgren's percentage of quality starts is 60.0% and he has qualified for 27 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has tallied 1,299 saves out of the 1,423 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .913. Teams are averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has relinquished 124 goals in total. He has started in 45 games and has played for a total of 2,774 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (+105)
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