Canucks vs. Capitals Prediction
There’s only one game on Sunday’s NHL schedule, which will take place in Washington, D.C. where the Capitals will host the Canucks at 2:00 p.m. ET. With the Capitals laying heavy money line odds and the total sitting at 6 goals, what’s the best bet for this matchup?
061 Vancouver Canucks (+165) at 062 Washington Capitals (-185); o/u 6
2:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 16, 2022
Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV: NHL Network
Vancouver Canucks DFS Spin
Thatcher Demko stopped 29 of 33 shots in a 4-1 loss to Carolina Saturday afternoon. Demko was made the starter at the last minute because Jaroslav Halak entered the COVID-19 protocol. Demko ended up allowing at least a goal in each period, including two markers on 10 shots in the second frame.
Washington Capitals DFS Spin
Tom Wilson scored a goal in Washington's 2-0 win against the Islanders on Saturday. Wilson has 10 goals and 25 points in 34 games in 2021-22. Alex Ovechkin also found the back of the net for Washington. Nicklas Backstrom, Aliaksei Protas, and Evgeny Kuznetsov each assisted on one of the Capitals' two goals.
Canucks vs. Capitals Betting Prediction
The over is 5-2 in the Canucks’ last seven road games, is 5-2 in their last seven games overall and is 5-2-1 in their last eight games when playing the third of a 3-in-4 days situation. On the other side, the over has hit in 10 of the Capitals’ last 12 home games, is 47-23-1 in their last 71 games as a home favorite and is 8-3 in their last 11 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: CANUCKS/CAPITALS OVER 6