Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators - 1/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Nashville Predators at Washington Capitals

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Capital One Arena)

WAS -115 O:U 6.5

TV: NBCSN

The Nashville Predators go to Washington, D.C., to take on the Washington Capitals at the Capital One Arena on Wednesday. The Nashville Predators are coming off of a loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Predators have lost three of their last five games. 

The Nashville Predators are 22-19-7 on the season and sit in the last place in the Central Division. The Predators have a better offense than they do defense, as the Predators rank 12th in goals scored this season, but are 18th in goals allowed.

The Washington Capitals are coming off of a four-game winning streak. The Capitals have outscored their opponents 17-8 during the win streak. The Capitals have defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, and the Montreal Canadiens in the win streak.

The Capitals are 34-11-5 on the season and are on top of the Metropolitan Division with 73 points. The Capitals are led by their superstar Alex Ovechkin, who leads the team in goals, Defender John Carlson, who leads the team in points and assists, and Goaltender Braden Holtby, making the Capitals one of, if not the best team in the NHL. With the win streak that the Capitals are one, they are proving to be an unstoppable team.

Nashville is 18-30 ATS this season
Predators are 1-4 in their last five vs. Eastern Conference.
Washington is 27-23 ATS this season
Capitals are 4-0 in their last four vs. Western Conference.

I think the problem with the Nashville Predators is that though they aren't terrible at many things, they aren't exactly exceptional on anything either, which has forced them to lose many of their games. They don't have the type of team that can scrape out very close victories. I think the opposite can be said about the Washington Capitals as they are an elite team and are able to pull out close victories. I think the capitals will continue to prove that they're one of the best teams in the NHL with a win here. Final score prediction, Washington Capitals win 4-2. 
 

Joshua’s Pick Washington -115

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.