Blues vs Capitals: NHL Picks and Predictions 3/15
- Mar 15, 2023, 4:05:37 AM
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The St. Louis Blues will be on the road to face the Washington Capitals on March 17, 2023, at Capital One Arena. Our experts at KingPin.pro have analyzed this game and provide you with their free NHL picks and predictions.
St. Louis Blues
Offense The St. Louis Blues' offense has been struggling lately, scoring an average of just 2.4 goals per game in their last five games. They have been heavily reliant on Jordan Kyrou, who leads the team in goals (30) and points (63). The Blues will need other players to step up if they hope to win this game.
Defense The Blues' defense has not been much better than their offense, allowing an average of 3.8 goals per game in their last five games. Their goaltender, Jordan Binnington, has struggled this season with a 22-24-5 record and a save percentage of just .894.
Offense The Washington Capitals' offense has been hot lately, scoring an average of 4.2 goals per game in their last five games. They are led by Alex Ovechkin, who has 36 goals and 62 points this season. Evgeny Kuznetsov has also been a key contributor with 39 assists.
Defense The Capitals' defense has been solid this season, allowing an average of just 2.9 goals per game. Their goaltender, Darcy Kuemper, has been playing well with a 20-20-5 record and a save percentage of .913.
The betting trends for this game show that the Capitals are the favorites to win. They have a moneyline of -155, while the Blues have a moneyline of +135. The over/under for the game is set at 5.5, with the over being favored at -120 and the under at +100.
The Blues have one player listed as day-to-day, Alexey Toropchenko, while the Capitals have four players listed as injured reserve or out, including their star player Alex Ovechkin.
Players to Watch
Jordan Kyrou has been the Blues' top point scorer this season, with 63 points, including 30 goals. He will be a key player for the Blues in this game.
For the Capitals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has been a standout player, with 39 assists and a +14 plus/minus rating. He will be a player to watch on the ice.
Based on the team stats and the current betting trends, this game looks like it could be a close one. Both teams have struggled recently, with the Blues losing their last three games and the Capitals losing two of their last three. However, the Capitals have the advantage of playing on their home ice, and they have been a solid home team this season, with a record of 15-13-4.