Senators vs. Capitals - 3/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (51-15-5) at Ottawa Senators (34-31-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Washington Capitals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Washington Capitals look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 42 goals, T.J. Oshie has 22 assists and Justin Williams has 176 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 126 goals on 1,593 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 34 goals on 446 shots. Holtby has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators could use a win after losing seven of their last 12 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 26 goals, Mark Stone has 37 assists and Bobby Ryan has 167 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 151 goals on 1,796 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 49 goals on 565 shots. Anderson has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 37-15 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest. The Senators are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 2-9 in their last 11 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Ottawa and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Capitals are simply the better team here, while the Senators continue to struggle and have lost to Washington in four of the last five meetings. You have to side with the road team.