Capitals vs. Predators - 3/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (46-21-8) at Washington Capitals (40-24-10)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals / Nashville Predators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, CSNB
The Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals play Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The Nashville Predators look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The Predators are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring at least three goals. Craig Smith leads Nashville with 23 goals, Filip Forsberg has 34 assists and Colin Wilson has 155 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.3 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 123 goals on 1,681 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 37 goals on 387 shots.
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The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals and have six goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have two power play goals in their last four games and have won six straight when scoring at least three goals. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 47 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 54 assists and Eric Fehr has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Braden Holtby has allowed 138 goals on 1,830 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 34 goals on 280 shots.
The Predators are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 16-7 in their last 23 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Central. The Predators are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Capitals have been rolling at home, and Nashville has zero recent sucess in Washington. I'll take the Capitals for the W.