Golden Knights vs. Capitals Prediction
A Stanley Cup Finals rematch will take place tonight as the Las Vegas Golden Knights will take on the host Washington Capitals. Can Las Vegas get some small revenge after watching Washington win the top prize four months ago?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Capital One Arena at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Capitals are a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Golden Knights are a +130 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6 goals. As of Wednesday morning, 74 percent of public bets are being placed on host Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Las Vegas doubled up at Buffalo
The Golden Knights fell by a count of 4-2 Monday in their contest at the Sabres. Jonathan Marchessault paced Las Vegas with a goal and an assist, while Erik Haula scored the other goal. William Karlsson dished out a pair of assists. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 17 shots in the defeat.
Caps fall in OT scorefest
Washington has not played since last Thursday when it fell 7-6 in an overtime game at Pittsburgh to fall to 1-0-1 on the young season. T.J. Oshie helped pace the offense with two goals and an assist in the loss. John Carlson contributed a goal and an assist. Alex Ovechkin, Jakub Vrana, and Brooks Orpik all had one goal apiece. Braden Holtby suffered the loss as he surrendered seven goals on 41 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Golden Knights are 0-5 in their last five games versus the Metropolitan Division. Las Vegas is 0-6 in its last six games versus the Eastern Conference.
The over is 4-0 in the last four Capitals games. Washington is 4-0 in its last four games versus the Pacific Division.
While the Golden Knights have a number of talented young players, no one can expect a repeat season after their historic expansion campaign. Washington is at home, very rested and seems to have Las Vegas' number after last year's impressive showing in the Stanley Cup Finals. Go with the favored hosts here.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -150