Capitals at Golden Knights 5/30/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Washington Capitals
Date & Time: 5/31/2018, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: VEG -155 O/U 5.5
TV Channel: NBCSN

On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals visit the Vegas Golden Knight for Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals best of seven series.

Vegas holds a 1-0 lead in the series after rallying to defeat Washington 6-4 in Game 1 on Monday night. The Golden Knight rallied from a 4-3 deficit in the third period with three straight goals in dramatic fashion. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots for Vegas, while Capitals net minder Braden Holtby saved 28 shots. Fleury, who has carried Vegas in net all season, was helped in this game by an offensive outburst from Vegas as the Golden Knights tallied six goals. Odds are with the Golden Knights now as 61 of the 78 teams to win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals have gone on to hoist the Cup and the most recent six Stanley Cups have all been won by the team that won Game 1.
During the postseason, Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in goals with 12. Evgeny Kuznetsov leads in assists with 14 and points with 25. Braden Holtby in 19 appearances in net for the Capitals this postseason is 12-7 with a goal’s against of 2.20 and a save percentage of .919. During the regular season, Washington was 9th in goals scored per game at 3.1, 16th in goals against per game at 2.9, 7th in power play percentage at 22.5, and 15th in penalty kill percentage at 80.3.

During the postseason, Jonathan Marchessault is leading Vegas in goals scored with eight and in points with 19, while Reilly Smith leads in assists with 15. In goal, Marc-Andre Fleury is 13-3 with a goals against of 1.81 and a save percentage of .942 after 16 postseason games. During the regular season, Vegas was 5th in goals scored per game at 3.3, 8th in goals against per game at 2.7, 11th in power play percentage at 21.4, and 10th in penalty kill percentage at 81.4.

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Betting Trends

Washington is 13-3 in its last 16 games on the road

The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the last 5 Capital games played with two PUSHES

Vegas has won 37 of its last 47 games at home

The OVER has cashed in 5 of the last 6 Golden Knights games at home

Las Vegas has come up big time and time again in its inaugural season. The Golden Knights have won 16 of their last 21 games against a team with a winning record, and 4 of their last 5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Marc-Andre Fleury has won 13 of 16 playoff games and is allowing 1.81 goals per game. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win high scoring close game 5-4.


Sean Higgs
PROFIT $396.00
Terry Edelmann
WIN/LOSS 16/15
PROFIT $250.00

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