Capitals vs. Kings - 2/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (21-16-12) at Washington Capitals (25-14-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -130 / Los Angeles Kings +118 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, CSNB, RSNONT
The Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals play Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Los Angeles Kings are quickly dropping in the Pacific with five losses in their last six games. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Marian Gaborik leads the Kings with 15 goals, Jeff Carter has 22 assists and Tyler Toffoli has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Martin Jones has allowed 22 goals on 238 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 98 goals on 1,112 shots.
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The Washington Capitals are also in a funk with losses in six of their last seven games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have lost five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 31 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 37 assists and Eric Fehr has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three of their last four games. Braden Holtby has allowed 93 goals on 1,206 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 31 goals on 238 shots.
The Kings are 5-17 in their last 22 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Capitals are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings in Washington and 7-0 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Although the Capitals have had no success against the Kings recently, LA is flat out awful on the road and has been all season. You have to back the Capitals on their home ice until the Kings can prove they can win away from home.