Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames 11/25/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames 11/25/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
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The Calgary Flames and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from the Capital One Arena on Friday afternoon.

The Calgary Flames will try to bounce back from a 2-1 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last time out. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 16 points including 6 goals and 10 assists while Nazem Kadri bas 15 points with a team-high 8 goals and 7 assists. Rasmus Andersson has 14 points with a team-high 12 assists and Tyler Toffoli also has 13 points with 6 goals and 7 assists. Jacob Markstrom’s gone 8-4-2 with a 3.03 GAA and an .889 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 1-3-1 with a 2.77 GAA and a .907 save percentage between the pipes for Calgary this season.

The Washington Capitals will be out to build on a 3-2 OT win over the Philadelphia Flyers in their last outing. Alex Ovechkin has a team-high 19 points with a team-high 10 goals and 9 assists. Dylan Strome also has 16 points with 11 assists while Evgeny Kuznetsov also has a team-high 13 assists as part of his 15 points up to this point in the year. Darcy Kuemper has gone 6-9-1 with a 2.77 GAA and an .908 save percentage while Charlie Lindgren is 2-1-2 with a 3.13 GAA and a .905 save percentage this season.

Calgary is 4-9 in their last 13 games overall and 4-11 in their last 15 road games while the over is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games against the Metropolitan division. Washington is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Pacific division.

I get the case to be made either way in this game, but I’m sitting on the over here. I don’t trust either set of goaltenders as far as I can throw them right now and while the Caps are banged up, I think that hurts the defense more than it does the offense. I think this has 4-3 written all over it at the very least, so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Over 6.5