Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals - 11/14/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (10-7-1) at Nashville Predators (9-5-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -130 / Washington Capitals +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, NBCSN
The Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Washington Capitals look to keep the puck rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 13 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 16 assists and John Carlson has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 30 goals on 413 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed 20 goals on 176 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed two or less goals in six of their last eight games.
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The Nashville Predators also look to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with eight goals, P.K. Subban has eight assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 27 goals on 379 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 16 goals on 110 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games. Scott Hartnell and Yannick Weber are doubtful for this game.
The Capitals are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Predators are 21-7 in their last 28 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Capitals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Predators are riding a nice little winning streak and have had their way with the Capitals over the years. However, the Washington Capitals are playing their best and most consistent hockey of the young season right now and the defense is showing signs of improving. Both of these clubs are in good form, but when you factor in we're getting plus money with Washington, you have to like the road team based on the value.