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Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings 02/04/2020 Picks, NHL Predictions and Betting Odds

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Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings 02-04-2020 Picks NHL Predictions and Betting Odds

Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings 02/04/2020 – The current rate that the Washington Capitals have been playing since the All-Star break is not quite keeping up with the pace they had played in their first 50 games of the season. After notching .500 in their last four games after the break, the best team in the NHL will try to pick up their gait when they host the Los Angeles Capitals on Tuesday. After getting slipped past by their division rivals Pittsburgh Penguins last Sunday, the Capitals are now served with a lighter task of beating the Kings who are the second-worst team in the league. The latest NHL Odds are going all-in for Washington in this game, tagging the Capitals as huge favorites to win.  

Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings 02/04/2020

When: Tuesday, February 04, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C

TV: FS West

Stream: SofaScore

Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings 02/04/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+105) 6 o (-120) -245
Los Angeles Kings +1.5 (-125) 6 u (+100) +205
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Washington Capitals

Sunday’s Metropolitan Division tussle lived up to its billing after both the Capitals and Penguins served a highly competitive ice battle that finished with Pittsburgh outlasting Washington, 4-3. As a result, the team’s buffer at the peak of the division is cut to just four points, 75-71, in the process serving them their second loss in a row inside Capital One Arena. 

One obvious factor to the latest defeat was Alex Ovechkin being held in check by the Penguins. The star captain went scoreless for the first time in six games after collecting 11 goals during the prior scoring streak.

Players to watch: John Carlson (GP 53, G 13, A 49, PTS 62), Alex Ovechkin (GP 52, G 37, A 17, PTS 54), Evgeny Kuznetsov (GP 50, G 18, A 27, PTS 45).

Los Angeles Kings

The misery would not stop for the Kings who have now lost six of their last seven games and 17 of their last 25. Overall, they have accounted for just 19 wins in 53 games in total. 

Anze Kopitar stays in his own course of facilitating despite the dreadful showing his team has been exhibiting this season. Since returning from the break, he has been responsible for four goals in three games, putting his total assists to 30 and points to 47 which are both the highest tally in the club. 

Players to watch: Anze Kopitar (GP 53, G 17, A 30, PTS 47), Alex Iafallo (GP 53, G 14, A 17, PTS 31), Tyler Toffoli (GP 52, G 14, A 15, PTS 29)

Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions

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Capitals

Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Washington is 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Capitals are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Over is 5-0-1 in Capitals last 6 games as a favorite.
Over is 4-0 in Washington’s last 4 games playing on 1-day rest.
Over is 5-1 in Capitals last 6 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Kings

Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Kings are 21-49 in their last 70 games as an underdog.
Under is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 overall.
Under is 10-4-1 in Los Angeles’ last 15 games as an underdog.
Under is 7-3 in Kings last 10 games as a road underdog.

Capitals vs Kings Betting Picks

The current scoring pace that the Kings have been playing so far will not keep up with the Capitals. Washington is heavily favored for a reason so expect the team to not disappoint. The discrepancy in talent and chemistry is so significant that a rout of the Kings is already a closed business just waiting to be settled. 

Score Prediction: Capitals 5, King 1.