Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals
NHL Hockey: Saturday February 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Florida Panthers +155 / Washington Capitals -190
ESPN NHL Pick Florida Panthers vs. Washington Capitals
The Florida Panthers take on the Washington Capitals at the Capital One Arena for today’s NHL action.
The Florida Panthers are in red hot form at the moment with 5 wins in their last 7 games. Their latest victory came against the Penguins who they beat 3-2 at home last Friday. Though it might be too late for the Panthers as they are placed sixth in the Atlantic Division with just 52pts. The Sabres who are placed fifth are 7pts ahead of the Panthers. At the moment the Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 27 percent of their power play opportunities. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog, 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
The Capitals of late have had a string of bad performances on the ice with just three wins from their last eleven games, the latest victory came against the Avalanche whom they beat 4-3 at home. The Capitals are placed second in the Metropolitan Division with 66pts, a win here could help them surpass the Islanders who top the table with 68pts. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. The Capitals are 123-59 in their last 182 home games, 2-6 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 3-8 in their last 11 overall.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Florida is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games
Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
Washington is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games
Washington is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Florida
ESPN NHL Pick Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers
They Panthers seem to be turning over a new leaf of late as they have been playing quiet well of late, on the other hand the Capitals started the season as one of the Favorites but have slowed down drastically of late with only three wins from their last eleven games. Moreover the Panthers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 4-1 in the last 5 overall. The Panthers of late have had a terrific record against the Capitals of late, combine this with the poor performance of the Capitals this past couple of months, the late resurgence from the Panthers and their record on the road as the Underdog; the Capitals may find it hard to cross over the finish line. Expect the Panthers to take this one.
Pick: Florida Panthers +155