Detroit Red Wings (21-23-9) @ Washington Capitals (31-17-5)
NHL: Saturday, February 11, 2018, at 3:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Spread: Red Wings +1.5 / Capitals -1.5
FREE NHL PICK Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals
The Detroit Red Wings (21-23-9, 51 pts) come into the game losing three straight games with their last loss coming to the Islanders in a 7-6 OT game. The Red Wings are 2-3 in the last five games but have only lost by one point in each of those games.
The always dangerous Henrik Zetterberg has a pretty lovely five-game span going. In the past five games, Zetterberg has one goal and five assists for a total of six points. In the last game against the Islanders, the left winger had one goal and three assists.
The Washington Capitals (32-17-5, 69 pts) host the Red Wings after winning the past four of six games and two in a row. If the season ended right now, the Capitals would get the four seed in the Eastern Conference. One thing Washington does well is scoring goals; they currently rank 8th in the league in goals per game with 3.1.
Of course, the man to highlight is Alex Ovechkin. He is having another good year and is such a dominant player. He ranks 15th in the league in points and currently on pace to have another year over 80 points for the season.
He leads the league in goals with 32 and with one more which he will get against the Red Wings, he will tie his total from all of last year.
Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Detroit Red Wings
4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 games
5-0 ATS in the last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER 6 of the last 9 games when playing the Capitals
4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
2-4 ATS in the last 6 games at home
1-4 ATs in the last 5 games when playing the Red Wings
8-1 SU in the last 9 games when playing at home against the Red Wings
FREE NHL Prediction Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings have been great in the past couple of games covering the spread. As mentioned they have lost their last three games by one goal.
The Capitals, on the other hand, struggle to cover at home and especially against the Red Wings.
Both teams have been able to put the puck in the net as of late. I like that trend to continue. Take the over.