Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 5 (5/5): NHL

Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 5 (5/5): NHL

Credit: photo by Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Capitals money line +200
Capitals spread +1.5 (-120)
Panthers money line -240
Panthers spread -1.5 (+100)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Washington Capitals Florida Panthers
Record 45-26-12 58-19-6
Road / home record 26-10-6 34-8
Streak W1 L1
Goals per game 3.34 4.11
Goals allowed per game 2.93 2.95
Shots per game 31.4 37.3
Shots allowed per game 29.1 30.7
PP % 19.2% 24.40%
PK % 18.81% 15.94%
Over / under record 47-32-4 46-31-6

 

Preview

The Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers will meet again at the FLA Live Arena to play the Game 2 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. The Capitals upset the Panthers in Game 1 beating them 4-2. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Vitek Vanecek stopped 30 shots.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals have lost their 4 of their last 5 games and are 26-16 on the road with a 45-26-12 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan division. The Capitals are 30-21 in conference matchups. Washington ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.7 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.4 assists.

Alex Ovechkin has 50 goals and 41 assists for the Capitals. T.J. Oshie has scored three goals and added one assist over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Capitals are 4-6, averaging 3 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers have also lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 34-8 at home this season, with a 58-19-6 record overall ranking 1st in the Atlantic Division. The Panthers are 37-14 in Eastern Conference games. Florida leads the Eastern Conference shooting 11.1% and averaging 4.1 goals on 37.6 shots per game.

Anthony Duclair has scored 31 goals with 27 assists for the Panthers. Sam Reinhart has six goals and four assists over the past 10 games..

In their last 10 games the Panthers are 6-4, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.3 assists, 5.1 penalties and 14.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game..

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games.

Washington are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 9 games against Washington.

Florida are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Prediction

The Capitals upset the Panthers in Game 1 and scored 4 goals in the game, the Panthers will look to bounce back and tie the series. I think the Panthers will win this game but the Capitals have one of the best records ATS on the road with 30-12. I expect another high scoring game, take the over.

PICK: Over 6.5 (-110)

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