NHL Hockey: Monday, February 18, 2019, 10:30 PM (Staples Center)
Washington Capitals -125 / Los Angeles Kings +110 Over/Under: 5.5
Free NHL Pick Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings
The Capitals look to bounce back after suffering an embarrassing 5-2 loss to the lowly Anaheim Ducks Sunday night. The Caps enter 5-4-1 in their last 10 and will be starting backup goalie Pheonix Copley. Copley owns a 12-5-2 record, with a 3.02 GAA and .903 SV%. Washington trails the New York Islanders by 5 points in the Metropolitan Division coming into tonight’s match and will need the 2 points tonight if they hope to catch the surprising Islanders who still have a game in hand. Washington is 4-1 in their last 5 vs. the Pacific, 32-11 in their last 43 Monday games and 13-5 in their last 18 games as a road favorite.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings enter tonight a team in transition and last in the Pacific Division with 52 points. They are 4-4-2 in their last 10 and have already been active in the trade market by selling off Tanner Pearson and stud defenseman Jake Muzzin. As they continue their rebuild, there is not much to play for but they will rely on veteran leadership from Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, and Jonathan Quick. The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150 and 10-4 in their last 14 Monday games.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Capitals are 8-1 in their last 9 games as a road favorite of -201 or greater.
Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Capitals are 50-12 in their last 62 games as a favorite of -201 or greater.
Los Angeles Kings
Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record
Over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings
Free NHL Prediciton Los Angeles Kings vs. Washington Capitals
Washington will look to get back on track during their Western road trip. While they suffered a bad defeat last night in Anaheim, they should come out strong against an older and slower LA team. LA has played better in the last 10 games; however, they don’t possess the offensive or defense prowess to keep up with this high-octane Capitals team.
Pick: Capitals -125