Capitals vs. Ducks - 1/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (20-18-7) at Washington Capitals (35-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -175 / Anaheim Ducks +158 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, CSNB
The Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals meet Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 17 goals, Rickard Rakell has 11 assists and Ryan Kesler has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.1 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 49 goals on 579 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 35 goals on 469 shots. Anderson has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 27.1 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 28 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 33 assists and Justin Williams has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 74 goals on 1,059 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 20 goals on 267 shots. Holtby has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-15 in their last 21 road games. The Capitals are 41-15 in their last 56 home games and 38-18 in their last 56 vs. a team with a losing record. The Ducks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The Capitals continue to play lights out hockey on their home ice and have feasted on teams with losing records. The Ducks aren't playing bad hockey right now, but it's really hard to bet against the Capitals in Washington.