Washington Capitals (24-17-6) vs. Arizona Coyotes (14-25-5)
January 19, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +150 / Washington Capitals -192; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Washington Capitals and Arizona Coyotes meet Thursday in NHL action at the Mullett Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Washington Capitals Preview
The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 30 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 31 assists and John Carlson has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 71 goals on 856 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 50 goals on 555 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes Preview
The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Lawson Crouse leads Arizona with 16 goals, Clayton Keller has 23 assists and Shayne Gostisbehere has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Karel Vejmelka has given up 106 goals on 1,087 shots faced, and Connor Ingram has allowed 45 goals on 417 shots.
The Capitals are 8-1 in their last 9 road games. The Coyotes are 19-41 in their last 60 home games and 19-47 in their last 66 overall. The over is 5-2 in Capitals last 7 road games. The under is 5-2 in Coyotes last 7 overall. The Capitals are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Arizona. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Washington Capitals have been road warriors these last few weeks, and they should be licking their chops here. The Arizona Coyotes just don’t know how to finish games, and playing at home hasn’t helped them, dating back to last season. This should be a routine Caps win, and I’ll lay the PL for max betting value.