Kings vs. Capitals Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/5/23
Washington Capitals (31-27-6) vs. Los Angeles Kings (36-20-8)
March 6, 2023 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -155 / Washington Capitals +135; Over/Under: +6
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The Washington Capitals and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Los Angeles is a -155 home favorite while the Capitals are +135 road underdogs. The Total for this game is set at 6 goals.
For Washington, Martin Fehervary and Nick Jensen are both questionable for this game while John Carlson remains out with a face injury. For Los Angeles, Quinton Byfield is probable for this game while Trevor Moore is still out indefinitely.
Washington’s 4-3 win over the Kings back on October 22nd, 2022, made it six wins in the last seven head-to-head meetings between these two teams.
Washington is 2-9 in their last 11 games following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 games played on 1 day’s rest while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games against the Pacific division. Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games following a win.
I’m backing the Kings here. Simply put, they’re playing the better hockey by a mile over the last month and while Washington got a nice pair of wins on this road trip, you have to do more than beat the Ducks and Sharks to get a bit more credit from me. Los Angeles has been consistently solid wherever they’ve been and I think at home that doesn’t change. Give me Los Angeles in this one.