Detroit Red Wings (22-10-9) at Washington Capitals (21-11-8)
|Date & Time||Saturday January 10, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Washington Capitals -140 / Detroit Red Wings +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals play Saturday night at the Verizon Center.
The Detroit Red Wings have won five of their last seven games and continue their long road trip. The Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have scored four power play goals in their last four games and have won eight straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 16 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 26 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 64 goals on 809 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 18 goals on 223 shots.
The Washington Capitals have won four of their last six games and play their third home game of the month. The Capitals are averaging three goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have three power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 21 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 27 assists and Marcus Johansson has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Braden Holtby has allowed 78 goals on 978 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 22 goals on 172 shots.
The Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Red Wings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Washington and the home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
In a toss game between two teams that are starting to find their groove, I usually always go with the team that's giving me the plus money. I'm backing Detroit on the road.