Flames vs. Capitals Prediction

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The Calgary Flames have won the last two games on their road trip as they prepare for a tough test tonight at the Washington Capitals. Can Calgary notch another win as the underdogs in D.C.?

Game Snapshot

61 Calgary Flames at 62 Washington Capitals

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET

TV: NHL Network

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Public Betting Informaiton

According to oddsmakers, the Capitals are a -162 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Flames are a +142 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 71 percent of public bets are siding with host Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Flames shut out Blue Jackets

Calgary earned a 3-0 victory Saturday night at Columbus to improve to 8-6-2 on the season. Sean Monahan opened the scoring 3:44 into the contest with assists going to Elias Lindholm and Johnny Gaudreau. Sean Bennett made it 2-0 with 11:40 remaining in the second period on assists courtesy of Derek Ryan and Noah Hanifin. Matthew Tkachuk finished the scoring late in the third period as Travis Hamonic and Lindholm drew assists. David Rittich was masterful between the pipes as he stopped all 43 shots sent his way.

Caps win third straight

Washington rolled to a 6-1 win at home Friday night over Buffalo to improve to 10-2-3 on the season. Jakub Vrana put the Capitals on the board with 13:43 to play in the first period on an assist by Tom Wilson. Chandler Stephenson made it 2-0 42 seconds later with assists going to Travis Boyd and Brendan Leipsic. Vrana scored his second goal less than three minutes later on assists by Michal Kempny and Wilson. Leipsic pushed it to 4-0 at the 9:16 mark of the first on assists from Boyd and Radko Gudas. The Sabres got on the board midway through the second period, but Washington answered later in the second on a Wilson goal assisted by Kempny. T.J. Oshie completed the scoring in the third period with assists courtesy of Kempny and Alex Ovechkin. Braden Holtby picked up the win in net as he secured 29 saves on 30 shots.

NHL Betting Trends

Calgary

The Flames are 28-6 in their last 34 games versus the Metropolitan Division. Calgary is 38-13 in its last 51 Sunday games.

Washington

The Capitals are 7-1 in their last eight games overall. Washington is 5-0 in its last five Sunday games.

Prediction: 

I might give more thought to the Flames if they were not on a back-to-back and Rittich was in goal, but I don't trust them as much having a bit of fatigue and with Cam Talbot doing the netminding. Washington is having a strong season so far and it dominated Buffalo the other night. I'm going to bet on the hosts to continue rolling.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -162

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