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Washington Capitals vs Vancouver Canucks 1/16/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Vancouver Canucks (16-18-3) vs. Washington Capitals (21-8-9)
January 16, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Capitals -185 / Vancouver Canucks +165; Over/Under: 6
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The Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals meet Sunday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena. The Vancouver Canucks look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Washington Capitals need a win after losing five of their last eight games.

The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 12 goals, Quinn Hughes has 26 assists and Conor Garland has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 69.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 80 goals on 932 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 19 goals on 224 shots.

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The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 25 goals, John Carlson has 24 assists and Evgeny Kuznetsov has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has given up 41 goals on 462 shots faced, and IIya Samsonov has allowed 52 goals on 535 shots.

The Canucks are 5-16 in their last 21 Sunday games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The Capitals are 38-18 in their last 56 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in Canucks last 7 overall. The over is 10-2 in Capitals last 12 home games. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.

You can make an argument with the Canucks and the plus money, given that they’re enjoying some of their best results of the season. The Washington Capitals have also been shaky at best over the last week. With all that said, the Caps have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Canucks. The Capitals have also been terrific on the end of a back to back, while the Canucks don’t win in these spots. Give me the home team and the PL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Washington Capitals -1.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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