Capitals vs. Canucks - 12/2/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (16-7-1) at Washington Capitals (10-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -115 / Vancouver Canucks +104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, CSNB
The Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals play Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Vancouver Canucks have won three of their last four games and are tied for first in the Pacific. The Canucks are averaging three goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have scored one power play goal in their last five games and have won eight of their last 10 games overall when scoring at least three goals. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 10 goals, Henrik Sedin has 16 assists and Nick Bonino has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in four of their last seven games. Ryan Miller has allowed 44 goals on 495 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 20 goals on 189 shots.
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The Washington Capitals have split their last 10 games and are hanging around in their division. The Capitals are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last four games. The Washington Capitals have scored a power play goal in four straight games and have won five straight games when scoring three or more goals. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 12 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 19 assists and Marcus Johansson has 50 shots on goal. The Capitals are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a pp goal in seven of their last nine games. Braden Holtby has allowed 40 goals on 450 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 22 goals on 172 shots.
The Canucks are 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 road games. The Capitals are 23-47 in their last 70 vs. Pacific and 1-7 in their last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Canucks are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Capitals have been brutal over the years against the Canucks and aren't exactly playing consistent hockey. Give me the road team for the plus money.