Washington Capitals vs Las Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 20 (4/20): NHL

Washington Capitals vs Las Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 20 (4/20): NHL

Credit: photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Capitals money line +110
Capitals spread +1.5 (-220)
VGK money line -130
VGK spread -1.5 (+180)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Washington Capitals Las Vegas Golden Knights
Record 43-23-10 41-35-5
Road / home record 24-8-5 21-15-3
Streak W2 L2
Goals per game 3.40 3.14
Goals allowed per game 2.95 2.96
Shots per game 31.4 34.0
Shots allowed per game 29.1 30.0
PP % 19.9% 17.30%
PK % 17.92% 22.50%
Over / under record 45-28-3 41-32-4

 

Preview

The Washington Capitals continue on the road and will visit the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Golden Knights won the last game 1-0 in Washington. The Capitals have clinched the playoff berth while the Golden Knights are still in the fight for the playoffs.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 24-8-5 on the road with a 43-23-10 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan division. Washington ranks third in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Alex Ovechkin with 48.

Nick Jensen leads the Capitals with a plus-33 in 70 games this season. Ovechkin has seven goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

In their last 10 games the Capitals are 7-3, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.9 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with an .874 save percentage.

Las Vegas Golden Knights

Las Vegas have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 21-18 at home so far this season. They have 41-31-5 overall record ranking 4th in the Pacific. Vegas has scored 242 goals and is seventh in the Western Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game. Jonathan Marchessault leads the team with 29

Marchessault has 64 total points for the Golden Knights, 29 goals and 35 assists. Shea Theodore has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Vegas.

In their last 10 games the Golden Knights are 6-4, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.3 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

Washington are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Vegas.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vegas' last 7 games against Washington.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vegas' last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Caps have already clinched the playoff berth but they continue to win as they're 7-3 in their last 10 games and scoring 4.3 goals per game but are also allowing more than 3 goals. The Golden Knights need to win every game left so they'll play with everything tonight. Both teams have great offenses and with the over cashing big time for them I think that's the best option.

PICK: Over 6 (-110)

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