Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 2/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+145) Bruins (-175)
The Boston Bruins (39-7-5) are hosting the Washington Capitals (27-20-6) at TD Garden on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Capitals at +145 while the Bruins are sitting at -175. The total is set at 7.
The Washington Capitals went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets their last time out. The Capitals had a good offensive output in this win. In the outing, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 34 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to make the most of that try. Washington accounted for 8 penalty mins in this contest.
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When talking about scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 165 goals (15th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 150. For the year, the have a total of 60 points and their points percentage is .566. Washington has 161 power play chances and they have scored 33 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 20.50%. While at even strength, the Capitals have surrendered 124 goals while getting 132 themselves. Washington has attempted 1,688 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Capitals have seen 1,598 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. Washington Capitals opponents have earned 140 power play opportunities (30th in pro hockey) and have earned 26 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have notched 782 goals against Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Kuemper has played in 333 contests throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 18,781 mins between the pipes. He has compiled a win-loss record of 158-109-40 and was named the starter in 316 games. During his career on the ice, Kuemper has accounted for 177 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .560. Kuemper has had 9,467 shots against him and he has 8,685 total saves.
In their last contest, Boston faced the Maple Leafs in a game where the Bruins ended up with the victory by a tally of 5-2. The Bruins recorded 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
This season, the Boston Bruins have earned a total of 190 goals, 83 points, and a points percentage of .814. They have granted a total of 108 goals to be scored by way of 83 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins have earned 146 goals at even strength and 44 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 175 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 25.14%. Boston has taken 1,706 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.14%, while allowing the opposition 1,496 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.80% on their oppositions 176 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Linus Ullmark protecting the goal. He is sitting with 5,162 saves out of the 5,627 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .917. Ullmark is sitting with a lifetime record of 102-61-16 and has played in 191 games. He has made the start in 183 games and has played for a total of 10,928 mins. Ullmark's quality start rate sits at 60.7% and he has accumulated 111 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has allowed 465 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (+145)
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