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Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals 11/15/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington Capitals (7-8-2) vs. Florida Panthers (8-6-1)
November 15, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -200 / Washington Capitals +164; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the FLA Live Arena. The Washington Capitals have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The Florida Panthers have split their last 10 games.

The Washington Capitals are averaging 2.88 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 8 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 11 assists and John Carlson has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.06 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 32 goals on 361 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 14 goals on 165 shots.

The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.13 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 8 goals, Matthew Tkachuk has 12 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.07 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 26 goals on 252 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 16 goals on 205 shots.

The Capitals are 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Panthers are 52-15 in their last 67 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 7-2-1 in Capitals last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 home games. The Capitals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Florida and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 41-19 in the last 60 meetings. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

The Florida Panthers have been a buzz saw at home dating back to last season, and they should be favored. However, the Panthers have also been hit or miss up to this point, and it’s hard for me to trust them with massive juice. The Panthers don’t have that same pep in their step that they had a year ago. At least not yet. Yes, the Washington Capitals have their issues as well, but we’re getting more than 1.5 times our money here. Give me the Caps and the potential big payout.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington Capitals +164

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