Capitals vs. Panthers Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Panthers as –140 money line favorites over the Capitals, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5 goals. Washington enters play with a 26-19-4 overall record and is 8-13-3 on the road, while Florida is 22-15-11 overall and 11-5-7 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Panthers opened as –128 money line favorites but their odds are now up to –140, while the Capitals opened as +118 money line underdogs and now their odds are up to +129.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Capitals. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Washington. The Capitals will once again be without captain Alex Ovechkin, who will serve the third and final game of his suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh’s Zbynek Michalek back on January 22. But the Caps have compiled three out of a possible four points without Ovechkin in the lineup and face a Florida team tonight that is in a bit of a funk. The Panthers have dropped three straight home games and seven of nine overall. According to latest NHL trends, Florida is also just 4-10 against Washington in the last 14 meetings between these two teams.
WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +129