Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 10/13/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals
Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-122) Capitals (+102)
Capital One Arena is the location where the Washington Capitals (35-37-10 last year) will attempt to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins (40-31-11 last season) on Friday. The line on this contest has Pittsburgh at -122 and Washington is at +102. The total is 7.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 defeat to the Blackhawks in their previous outing. Pittsburgh earned 8 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but didn't get a goal. The Penguins didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 40 shots they put on goal.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opposition had 263 power play opportunities (11th in professional hockey) and notched 55 goals in those attempts. The Penguins had 2,687 shots taken against them and held a save percentage of .902. Pittsburgh took 2,818 shots and had a shot percentage of 9.3%. While at even strength, the Penguins surrendered 208 goals while having 198. Pittsburgh wrapped up the season with 290 power play chances and tallied 63 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 21.72%. For the prior season, they tallied 91 points and their points percentage was .555. With regard to scoring goals, the Pittsburgh Penguins accounted for 261 goals (16th in the NHL) over the course of last season and allowed 263.
The man in net for this game is Tristan Jarry. In his career, Jarry has compiled 120 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .606. His save percentage sits at .914 in his 11,719 mins guarding the cage. Jarry has had 5,984 shots taken against him and has garnered 5,467 total saves. The opposition has notched 517 goals against Jarry in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.65. He has amassed an overall mark of 117-60-20 and he started in 198 games. Jarry has been involved in 206 games during his NHL career.
In their last game, Washington faced off against the Bruins in a game where the Capitals ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5-2. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and recorded 1 out of those tries. The Capitals tallied 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted.
The Capitals scored 201 goals at even strength and 52 goals (17th in the NHL) while on the power play. Washington has tried 2,549 shots (17th in pro hockey) and accumulated a shot percentage of 9.93%, while allowing the other team 2,548 shots. Last season, the Washington Capitals accounted for 253 goals, 80 points, in addition to a points percentage of .488. They permitted 261 goals to be scored by way of 220 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. They had 245 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.22%. They had a penalty kill percentage of 81.86% on their opponent's 226 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage was 89.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has relinquished 852 goals in total. Kuemper's quality start percentage comes out to 55.3% and he has earned 187 quality starts in his pro career. He was named a starter in 338 contests and has racked up 20,083 minutes. Kuemper has a career mark of 165-121-43 and has participated in 356 contests. He has recorded 9,306 saves out of the 10,158 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (+102)
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