Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings 12/31/2021 Forecast, Analysis and Odds

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Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings 12-31-2021 Forecast Analysis and Odds

Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings 12/31/2021 – The Washington Capitals have been at their peak after securing the second spot in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are right behind the Carolina Hurricanes and they need to square off against the Detroit Red Wings, who hold the fourth position in the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings have a tough competition with the Maple Leafs and the Panthers. Both teams will clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The NHL best betting odds are updated online at the best betting websites.

Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings 12/31/2021

When: Friday, December 31, 7:30 PM ET

Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings 12/31/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+199) 5.5 o (-105) -133
Detroit Red Wings +1.5 (-256) 5.5 u (-105) +105
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Washington Capitals

The Capitals are holding a 19-6-7 record after their last 5-3 victory against the Nashville Predators. Out of the last five games, the Capitals have won three. The Capitals have been experimenting as they used three goalies this season. All three of their goalies have a combined save percentage of .911. Ilya Samsonov is the top man behind the net with only two defeats and a dozen victories. Samsonov is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. Offensively, the Capitals have Alex Ovechkin as their leader with 22 goals and 48 points.

Players to watch: A. Ovechkin LW (G 22, A 25, PTS 47), E. Kuznetsov C (G 9, A 21, PTS 30), J. Carlson D (G 6, A 20, PTS 26).

Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are 15-13-3 on the season and they have a long way to go before the Maple Leafs. Detroit is now two games above the .500 mark after their last 5-2 record against the New Jersey Devils. Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi went deep to score for the Red Wings. Thomas Greiss was solid from the post with a save percentage of 939. Greiss prevented 31 of their opponent’s 33 shots. Larkin also recorded a hat trick with one assist in just 21 minutes of gameplay.

Players to watch: D. Larkin C (G 15, A 14, PTS 29), L. Raymond RW (G 10, A 18, PTS 28), M. Seider D (G 3, A 18, PTS 21).

Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions

Trends

Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington’s last 14 games.
Washington are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
Washington are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Detroit.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games on the road.
Washington are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

Red Wings

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 8 games.
Detroit are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games against Washington.
Detroit are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Detroit are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Washington.

Capitals vs Red Wings Betting Picks

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a big win, but the Capitals are averaging 3.47 points per game with their strong offense. The NHL picks tonight have predicted an easy win for the Capitals.

Score Prediction: Capitals 4, Red Wings 2.