Capitals vs Flames Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/16
- Lm Tipster
- Oct 16, 2023, 4:18:37 AM
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NHL Predictions: Calgary Flames vs. Washington Capitals
Get ready for an exciting NHL matchup as the Calgary Flames face off against the Washington Capitals. The Flames are coming into this game with a 1-1 record, while the Capitals are looking to secure their first win of the season after a tough start. Join us as we break down this clash and provide expert insights and betting odds.
The game is set for October 16, 2023, at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., with a 4:00 PM start time. The betting line is close, with the Flames at -115 and the over/under set at 6.5 goals.
The Calgary Flames have shown their offensive prowess, averaging 3.50 goals per game. Andrew Mangiapane leads the team in points with 4, including 2 goals and 2 assists. The Flames have displayed scoring potential, and they'll aim to continue their offensive production against the Capitals.
Defensively, the Flames have allowed an average of 4.00 goals per game. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom will be crucial in stabilizing their defense and securing a win for Calgary.
The Flames are fortunate to have no injured players listed, giving them a full lineup for this game.
The Washington Capitals have struggled to find their scoring touch, with a goalless start to the season. They are eager to get on the scoreboard and turn their fortunes around.
Defensively, the Capitals have allowed an average of 4.00 goals per game. Goaltender Charlie Lindgren will be under pressure to improve their defensive performance and secure their first win.
The Capitals have Darcy Kuemper listed as day-to-day, which may impact their goaltending situation for this game.
In this matchup, the Calgary Flames have the edge, primarily because of the Washington Capitals' early-season struggles to score. With the Flames showing offensive firepower and Andrew Mangiapane leading the way, they are in a strong position to secure a victory.
The Capitals' inability to find the back of the net in their first game could continue to haunt them, especially against a Flames team that has been scoring consistently. Betting on the Flames to win offers a good chance of success in this game.
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Pick: Calgary Flames ML -110