Washington Capitals vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 22 (4/22): NHL

Washington Capitals vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 22 (4/22): NHL

Credit: photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 10:30 p.m. EST
Capitals money line -410
Capitals spread -1.5 (-140)
Coyotes money line +310
Coyotes spread +1.5 (+120)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Washington Capitals Arizona Coyotes
Record 43-23-11 22-49-6
Road / home record 24-8-6 10-26-2
Streak L1 L8
Goals per game 3.40 2.44
Goals allowed per game 2.95 3.79
Shots per game 31.4 25.9
Shots allowed per game 29.1 35.7
PP % 19.9% 13.70%
PK % 18.22% 26.27%
Over / under record 46-28-3 38-34-5

 

Preview

The Washington Capitals continue on the road and will visit the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Capitals won the last game 2-0 in Washington. The Capitals have clinched the playoff berth while the Coyotes are eliminated.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 24-8-6 on the road with a 43-23-11 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan division. Washington ranks third in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Ovechkin with 50.

Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 50 goals and has 90 points. Evgeny Kuznetsov has 10 assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

In their last 10 games the Capitals are 6-4, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with an .867 save percentage.

Arizona Coyotes

Arizona have lost 8 games in a row and are 10-28 at home so far this season. They have 22-49-6 overall record ranking 8th in the Central Division. Arizona averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the Western Conference. Liam O'Brien leads the team serving 106 total minutes.

Clayton Keller has 63 total points for the Coyotes, 28 goals and 35 assists. Phil Kessel has six assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.

In their last 10 games the Coyotes are 1-9, averaging 1.6 goals, three assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 5.4 goals per game with an .852 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.

Washington are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Arizona.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 12 games against Washington.

Arizona are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Caps have already clinched the playoff berth and are scoring 4.2 goals per game but are also allowing almost 4 goals per game. The Coyotes have an awful defense and a very poor offense so the Caps should win this game easy. Take the Capitals.

PICK: Capitals -1.5 (-140)

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