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Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/2/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Anaheim Ducks (13-10-5) at Washington Capitals (15-7-3)
Date & Time Sunday December 2, 2018, 3:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Washington Capitals -190 / Anaheim Ducks +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL | Anaheim Ducks (13-10-5) at Washington Capitals (15-7-3)
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The Anaheim Ducks continue their road swing with a visit with the Washington Capitals in Sunday NHL action.

The Anaheim Ducks have been at the top of their game with wins in five of six after squeezing by Carolina 2-1 in overtime on Friday. Carolina received a first period goal off the stick of Andrei Svechnikov off of assists from Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho. Curtis McElhinney gave up two goals on 29 shots to get the point for the Hurricanes.

Pontus Aberg scored at 16:10 of the third period for Anaheim with Ryan Getzlaf netting the winner just 75 seconds in to the extra session. Rickard Rakell assisted on both goals while John Gibson picked up the win for Anaheim with 33 saves.

The Washington Capitals have been the hottest team in the game with seven consecutive victories following a 6-3 win against visiting New Jersey on Friday. Travis Zajac, Nico Hischier and Marcus Johansson lit the lamp for the Devils. Taylor Hall posted two assists and Keith Kinkaid absorbed the loss for New Jersey with four goals allowed on 29 shots.

Nicklas Backstrom paced the Washington offensive explosion with a hat trick while Andre Burakovsky, Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin also found the back of the net. Ovechkin and Michal Kempny also posted two assists and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots to get the win for the Capitals.

Under is 5-0 in Ducks last 5 vs. Metropolitan and under is 7-0 in Ducks last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and Ducks are 1-8 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Capitals are 6-0 in their last 6 games following a win and Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 3-0-1 in Capitals last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. Home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington and under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. 

I have been backing Anaheim of late but Washington is a bigger offense then they have faced and I think that makes a difference…

Pick:
Washington -1 // will update

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