Golden Knights vs. Capitals Prediction
The Las Vegas Golden Knights have dropped three of their last four games heading into tonight's contest at the Washington Capitals. Is another loss in the cards for Las Vegas as the underdogs?
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Capitals are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Saturday morning, 64 percent of public bets are being placed on host Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Golden Knights fall in OT
Las Vegas lost 2-1 in overtime Thursday night at Toronto to drop to 9-5-3 on the season. Max Pacioretty broke a scoreless tie with 15:52 left in the third period on an unassisted goal for the Golden Knights. The Maple Leafs evened the score four minutes later and proceeded to score the game-winner 2:33 into the extra session. Malcolm Subban registered 35 saves on 37 shots in the defeat.
Capitals prevail in extra time
Washington secured a 5-4 overtime victory Thursday night at Florida to improve to 12-2-3 on the season. Tom Wilson scored the game-winner for the Capitals 17 seconds into the extra session with assists going to John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Carlson gave Washington a 1-0 advantage 25 seconds into the first period with assists going to Michal Kempny and Alex Ovechkin. The Panthers scored the game's next three goals and took a 3-1 lead 27 seconds into the second period. Ovechkin cut it to 3-2 on the power play with 13:47 remaining in the second with assists from Kuznetsov and Carlson. Ovechkin scored again at the 7:46 mark of the second on assists from Dmitry Orlov and Nicklas Backstrom. Florida took a 4-3 lead later in the second, but Wilson scored 44 seconds into the third period off a Kuznetsov assist to even it up again at 4-4. Braden Holtby made 32 saves on 36 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Golden Knights are 22-10 in their last 32 games versus the Metropolitan Division. Las Vegas is 2-6 in its last eight games overall.
The Capitals are 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite. Washington is 4-1 in its last five games versus the Western Conference.
Washington is off to a fantastic first month-plus of the season, while Las Vegas is still searching for consistency. The Golden Knights have the talent and grittiness to slow down the Caps, however. Las Vegas has a number of players who have experienced plenty of winning and were part of the Stanley Cup runner-up to this Washington squad two seasons ago. I imagine they take every ensuing game against the Capitals pretty seriously. This is a good opportunity to take a shot on a plus money team
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS +110