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Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators - 12/31/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nashville Predators (22-15-2) at Washington Capitals (24-10-3)
Date & Time Monday December 31, 2018, 12:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Washington Capitals -125 / Nashville Predators +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Tennessee
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NHL | Nashville Predators (22-15-2) at Washington Capitals (24-10-3)
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The Nashville Predators go on the road to face the Washington Capitals in a Monday NHL tilt.

The slumping Nashville Predators have lost six in a row after a 4-3 defeat to the visiting NY Rangers on Saturday. Nashville saw Nick Bonino score a pair of power play goals with Kevin Fiala also lighting the lamp. Fiala also gave the Predators two helpers while Pekka Rinne gave up four goals on 23 shots.

New York received a pair of markers from Jesper Fast with Chris Kreider and Marc Staal also reaching the scoring column. Mika Zibanejad supplied the Rangers with four helpers and Kreider assisted twice to make a winner of the 36 saves from Henrik Lundqvist.

The surging Washington Capitals have won nine of ten after squeezing by Ottawa 3-2 on Saturday. Colin White and Mark Stone supplied the Senators with scoring with Brady Tkachuk assisting on each goal. Marcus Hogberg absorbed the loss with three goals allowed on 24 shots.

Tom Wilson and Tyler Lewington scored in the first for Washington with Madison Bowey lighting the lamp in the second. Wilson and Lewington also had assists to lift the Capitals and the 31 stops of Phoenix Copley to the win.

Over is 4-0 in Predators last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and Predators are 0-6 in their last 6 overall. Over is 3-0-1 in Capitals last 4 vs. Western Conference and under is 4-0 in Capitals last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 5-0 in Capitals last 5 overall. Predators are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and over is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings and over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington. 

 Washington is hot and Nashville is struggling so I'll bite on the Capitals at the price...

Pick:
Washington -125 // will update

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