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Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals - 2/17/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Capitals at Anaheim Ducks
Date & Time Sunday February 17, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Honda Center
Anaheim, CA
The Line
Anaheim +145 / Washington -175 / over-under: 5.5
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The Washington Capitals head to the west coast for a Sunday NHL tilt at the Anaheim Ducks.

The Washington Capitals are eyeing back to back wins after downing San Jose 5-1 on Thursday. Kevin Labanc gave San Jose a 1-0 lead in the first but Martin Jones allowed four goals on 28 shots to get the loss.

TJ Oshie tallied twice for Washington with Jakub Vruna, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson finding the scoring column. Nicklas Backstrom gave the Capitals a pair of helpers and Braden Holtby recorded 25 saves to get the win.

The Anaheim Ducks are looking at eight of nine following a 3-0 loss to visiting Boston on Friday night. Anaheim didn’t get in the scoring column and Kevin Boyle fell to 1-1-0 with two goals allowed on 28 shots.

The Bruins received scoring from Noel Acciari, Jake DeBrusk and Chris Wagner. Sean Kuraly added two helpers for Boston and Jaroslav Halak upped his record to 15-9-4 with a 30 save performance.

Capitals are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Pacific and Capitals are 1-4 in their last 5 road games. 

Ducks are 6-20 in their last 26 overall and Ducks are 3-13 in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and Ducks are 1-8 in their last 9 home games. 

Capitals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Anaheim and home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Washington loses these type of games which is a worry with the juice. However with the Ducks struggling I favor the Capitals…

Pick:
Washington -1

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