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Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild 01/08/2022 Forecast, Betting Analysis and Odds

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Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild 01-08-2022 Forecast Betting Analysis and Odds

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild 01/08/2022 – The Washington Capitals and Minnesota Wild will square off from Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Washington is third in the Metropolitan Division and they enter this game riding a two-game losing streak. The Minnesota Wild will enter this game at the fourth spot in the Central Division and they are coming into this game with a winning record. Both teams are above the average mark and they seem to be doing a decent job with their overall performance. The top NHL betting sites have all the details of this exciting game including the odds and betting lines.

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild 01/08/2022

When: Saturday, January 8, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild 01/08/2022 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+176) 6 o (-114) -145
Minnesota Wild +1.5 (-244) 6 u (-114) +118
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Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals dropped their last game against the St. Louis Blues with a final score of 5-1. Washington will enter this game holding a 20-7-8 record on the season. From the offensive end, they are giving up 3.44 goals in 32 shots. On Defense, they are giving up 2.59 goals per game and are reaching 82.8 percent with their penalty kill. When it comes to their power play, they are closing in at 15 percent and are reaching 45.4 percent with their faceoffs.

Players to watch: A. Ovechkin LW (G 24, A 26, PTS 50), E. Kuznetsov C (G 11, A 22, PTS 33), J. Carlson D (G 8, A 24, PTS 32).

Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild is holding a neat 20-10-2 record on the season. Minnesota is behind the Colorado Avalanche and they defeated the Bruins in their last game with a 3-2 final score. From the defensive end, Minnesota is giving up 3.06 goals per game. Offensively, they are reaching 3.63 goals per game and are holding the 4th spot in the Central Division. When it comes to their power play, Minnesota is closing in at 17.4 percent.

Players to watch: K. Kaprizov LW (G 14, A 26, PTS 40), R. Hartman RW (G 15, A 13, PTS 28), M. Zuccarello RW (G 8, A 18, PTS 26).

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions

Trends

Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington’s last 17 games.
Washington are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against Minnesota.
Washington are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Wild

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota’s last 17 games.
Minnesota are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games at home.
Minnesota are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington.

Capitals vs Wild Betting Picks

This is a tough game between two equally balanced teams. The NHL expert betting picks have turned towards Minnesota since they hold the upper hand at home. Take Minnesota to win this game but the Capitals are predicted to cover the spread.

Score Prediction: Wild 2, Capitals 1.