The Washington Capitals are coming off a performance very worthy of their nickname. The seven goals they scored in their marquee matchup against the Penguins on Wednesday were the most the Caps have scored all season and head coach Barry Trotz should have the guns reloaded for another round in their game against the Red Wings tonight.
- The Capitals are 8-1 in their last 9 games at home against teams with losing records.
- The Red Wings are 1-6 in their last 7 games on the road against the Capitals.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Red Wings’ last 5 games against the Capitals.
Detroit got out to a hot start this season but they – and Jimmy Howard – have fallen back down to earth. The Wings have lost two straight games, giving up a total of nine goals in those contests and have given up the fifth most shots per game in the league.
Washington is a scary team when their offense is clicking on all cylinders and they’ve gone 5-2 on home ice this year. The Capitals have won four of their last five games against the Red Wings and the goalie they’ll be facing tonight has a career .890 save percentage and a 3.15 goals against average against them.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Washington sat as -210 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Capitals to win this game 2.9-2.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 8-8-1 this season, while the Capitals are 10-4-2. Detroit is 8-7-2 against the total, while Washington is 7-6-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Detroit injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – Shark
show the No. 23-rated Detroit Red Wings taking on the No. 13-rated Washington Capitals in this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 11-ranked offense (2.81 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.76 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 14.29% rate while the Red Wings have a 76.92% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Detroit was a 4-3 loser at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, Washington was a 7-1 winner at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Washington at +103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
- Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
- Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Detroit is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit home to Calgary, Sunday, November 20th
Washington home to Columbus, Sunday, November 20th