Vancouver Canucks vs Washington Capitals Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 29 (11/29): NHL

Vancouver Canucks vs Washington Capitals Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 29 (11/29): NHL

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Capitals money line -105
Capitals spread -1.5 (+215)
Canucks  money line -115
Canucks spread +1.5 (-260)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Washington Capitals Vancouver Canucks
Record 11-7-1 5-9-3
Road / home record 5-4-1 2-3-1
Streak W1 W1
Goals per game 3.32 3.41
Goals allowed per game 3.37 4.06
Shots per game 32.5 30.6
Shots allowed per game 29.5 32.8
PP % 19.6% 29.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 11-7-1 12-5
 

Preview

The Washington Capitals continue on the road and will visit the Vancouver Canucks at the Rogers Arena on Friday night. These teams met three times last season and the Canucks led 2-1 with the 2 wins at home.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals have won 5 of the last 6 games and are 5-4-1 on the road this season ranking 2nd in the Pacific. In their lasr game on the road, they beat the Oilers 3-1. Viktor Arvidsson assisted on all three goals for the Capitals, who have won five of their last six games. Cal Petersen stopped 22 shots.

Kevin Fiala leads the team with 18 points, 6 goals and 12 assists for the Capitals. Gabriel Vilardi has 10 goals.

In their last 10 games the Capitals are 7-3, averaging 3.2 goals, 4.8 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 2-3-1 at home so far ranking 7th in the Pacific. They're coming from a tough game against the Buffalo Sabres on the road where they came up with the victory 5-4. Bo Horvat had a goal and two assists. The Canucks also got goals from Dakota Joshua, Ethan Bear, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller in closing a five-game road trip. Pettersson added an assist, and backup goalie Spencer Martin made 28 saves.

Bo Horvat has scored 14 goals with 6 assists  and 20 points for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes leads the team with 14 assists.

In their last 10 games the Canucks are 5-5, averaging 4 goals, 4.9 assists, 6.5 penalties and 17.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.96 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

Washington are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Vancouver.

Washington are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Washington are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Vancouver.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Vancouver's last 8 games.

Vancouver are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games against Washington.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Vancouver's last 13 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Capitals have been playing good lately as they have won 5 of their last 6 games but they have struggled on the road losing 5 of their last 7 games away and are 1-7 last 8 games playing in Vancouver. The Canucks offense exploded in the last game vs Buffalo scoring 5 goals to win the game but they have struggled defensively allowing allowing 4.2 goals per game in their last 5 games. I expect a high scoring game and with the over cashing big time for the Canucks I think that's the best play here.

PICK: Over 6.5 (-110) 

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