Minnesota Wild (34-31-9) @ Washington Capitals (43-23-8)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 22, 2019 (Capital One arena)
Moneyline: Minnesota +150 / Washington -170
ESPN NHL Pick Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning
After a close loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, The Washington Capitals hit the ice against the Minnesota Wild in Washington tonight.
Winger Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals are fresh off a tough loss to the league leader. Luckily for the Capitals, the Minnesota Wild are exactly the lightning. Even after their most recent loss the Capitals still sit at the top of the metropolitan division with a 43-23-8 record thus far. The team has established themselves as an offensive force throughout the entirety of the season ranking at number five spot in the league standing for goals for with an average of 3.41.
Approaching tonight’s matchup, the Capitals are the clear favorite and will be looking to prove why they are considered in the Stanley cup contention.
The Minnesota Wild have had a rather lackluster season thus far sitting at second to last in the central division placing them just above Blackhawks. Approaching tonight’s game in Washington, the team has lost their past two games and will be hungry for a win tonight against one of the leagues most well-rounded teams.
In order for the Wild to succeed in tonight’s matchup, the team will need to step it up on the offensive side of the ice. Key players such as winger Zach Praise who leads the team in goals and points will need to bring their a-game in order get the big win tonight.
Cover the Spread 365 NHL Betting Trends
Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota’s last 16 games
Minnesota is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Free NHL Prediction Minnesota Wild Vs Washington Capitals
Both teams entering this matchup tonight fresh off tough losses so expect a hard-fought game on both ends of the ice. While both teams may be eager for the win, it is hard to bet against the Capitals with the way they have been playing this season. My pick goes to the Washington Capitals with a dominant performance from star winger Alex Ovechkin.