Ducks vs. Capitals Prediction
The Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals close out the regular season today at 7:30PM ET. Will it be an intense game to end the year?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Anaheim is favored on the road today, as the Ducks are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Capitals are getting odds of +130 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5 goals.
Anaheim is 45-25-11 overall, 20-15-5 on the road and 33-32 with the under. Washington is 56-17-8 overall, 29-7-4 at home and 33-32 with the over. The Capitals won the lone meeting this season on the road, 2-1 in a shootout. Washington has won eight of its last 10 against Anaheim and these two have hit the under in four of their last five meetings.
The Caps will go with backup goaltender Phillip Grubauer in this meaningless finale that was a makeup game due to the Washington blizzard in January. Washington put up 5 goals on Saturday and they've been getting behind nearly every game since clinching best record in the NHL. They had allowed 11 goals in their previous three games. Expect them to play a lot looser on both ends of the ice.
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