Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 1/26/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+110) Capitals (-133)
The Washington Capitals (25-19-6) are hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (24-15-8) at Capital One Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have Pittsburgh at +110 while Washington opens at -133. The total is 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 7-6 victory against the Panthers in their previous game. The Penguins had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they finished 7 out of the 49 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 5 chances with the advantage and were able to score 3 goals. Pittsburgh tallied 6 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 154 goals (15th in the league) this year and have allowed 144. For the year, they have 56 points and their points percentage is .596. Pittsburgh comes into tonight with 167 power play chances and they have notched 37 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 22.16%. While at even strength, the Penguins have conceded 115 goals while having 117 as an offensive unit. Pittsburgh has taken 1,532 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.1%. The Penguins so far have had 1,584 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .909. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 154 power play tries (14th in the league) and have scored 29 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Tristan Jarry. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jarry has compiled 110 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .618. He has a save percentage of .916 in his 10,653 minutes in the crease. Jarry has had 5,456 shot attempts against him and has accrued 4,997 saves. Opponents have racked up 459 goals versus Jarry in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.59. He has amassed an overall mark of 109-52-18 and he started in 178 games. Jarry has participated in 186 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Washington went up against the Avalanche in a game where the Capitals ended up taking the loss by a tally of 3-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Capitals earned 2 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they pursued.
Washington has put up 1,585 shots (6th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.97%, while allowing the opposition 1,500 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.62% on their oppositions 136 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have earned 153 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.26%. The Capitals have scored 127 goals at even strength and 31 goals (18th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 140 goals to be scored by way of 115 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 158 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .560.
On the other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper in net. The opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has surrendered 776 goals altogether. Kuemper's percentage of quality starts is 56.4% and he has 177 quality starts in his career. He has started in 314 contests and has been on the ice for 18,682 mins. Kuemper is the owner of a career mark of 157-108-40 and has participated in 331 games. He has compiled 8,634 stops out of the 9,410 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+110)
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