Kings at Capitals 2/11/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Kings vs. Washington Capitals
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Feb. 11, 2019
Latest Odds : WAS -222 Total 5.5
The Kings offense finally came to life in the last game. The Kings were able to go into the last game against the Bruins and were able to score 4 goals in the game. The defense for the Kings was the part that actually failed them in the game as the Kings gave up a total of 5 goals and that is definitely something the Kings would have liked to have been able to avoid doing.
With the Kings offense it has finally been able to improve on the scoring at 2.36 goals a game. The defense for the Kings has been giving up 2.98 goals a game. The Kings were able to convert on the power play at 15.3%, but the penalty kill for the Kings has killed off 75.9%.
With the Capitals they are coming into this game here after losing a game 5-4 in overtime to the Florida Panthers. However, the Capitals are a team that has started to fall back in the standings and that is going to be something the Capitals would like to avoid doing the rest of the season as the Blue Jackets are breathing right down the Capitals neck on the year.
When it comes to scoring the Capitals have only been able to score 3.33 goals a game on the season. The Capitals defense has been giving up 3.18 goals a game on the season. When it comes to the power play the Capitals have been able to convert at 21% on the season, but the Capitals penalty kill sits at 78.3%.
Recent Betting Trends:
Kings are 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Capitals are 47-11 in their last 58 games as a home favorite of -201 or greater.
Under is 4-0-3 in Kings last 7 games as a road favorite of -151 to -200.
Over is 5-1 in Capitals last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Free Betting Pick: Under 5.5
The Kings are heading to Washington on what has been a very long road trip so far. However, the Capitals are a team that has had some struggles on the season so far, but the Capitals have struggled on the year recently and playing against the Kings in this game the Capitals will have a chance to rebound. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 3-2.