Coyotes vs. Capitals Prediction
The Arizona Coyotes have lost their last three games heading into tonight's clash at the Washington Capitals. Can Arizona snap the skid with a big road win?
Monday, November 11, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Capitals are a -178 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Coyotes are a +157 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are siding with host Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Coyotes blow lead against Wild
Arizona lost a two-goal lead Saturday night at home as it fell 4-3 to Minnesota to drop to 9-6-2 on the season. Michael Grabner gave the Coyotes a 1-0 advantage with 11:10 to play in the first period off an assist by Aaron Ness. Jakob Chychrun made it 2-0 less than four minutes later on the power play with assists going to Nick Schmaltz and Christian Dvorak. After the Wild trimmed it to a one-goal game early in the second, Arizona pushed it back to 3-1 on a Vinnie Hinostroza goal at the 11:40 mark on assists from Jordan Osterle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Minnesota evened it up by the end of the second and then added the tiebreaking goal with 15:06 to go in the third period. Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals on 24 shots in the defeat.
Capitals win sixth straight
Washington kept rolling Saturday night with a 5-2 home victory over Las Vegas to improve to 13-2-3 on the season. Evgeny Kuznetsov put the Capitals on the board 58 seconds in on assists by Dmitry Orlov and Jakub Vrana. Tom Wilson made it 2-0 five minutes later off an assist by Vrana. The Golden Knights cut it to 2-1 later in the first, but Jonas Siegenthaler made it a two-goal lead at the 4:28 mark of the second period off an assist from Travis Boyd. Las Vegas cut it back to 3-2 two minutes later. In the third period, Nicklas Backstrom extended the lead to two again with 8:30 to go as his power play goal was assisted by John Carlson and Kuznetsov. Backstrom completed the scoring with 46 seconds to play on assists from T.J. Oshie and Carlson. Braden Holtby secured 30 saves on 32 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last four Monday games. Arizona is 5-2 in its last seven road games.
The Capitals are 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. Washington is 5-1 in its last six games versus the Pacific Division.
The Capitals offense is basically on cruise control right now and while Arizona has been pretty good defensively this season, it has struggled a bit lately and this is not the matchup you want to turn it around with. The scary part is that star Alex Ovechkin was not even on the scoresheet in 21:21 of ice time two nights ago, so he might be due for a big night tonight. Go with the hosts.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -178