Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Predictions, 12/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets and Odds



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Toy: Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022

location: Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa, Ontario

television: TSN5

Odds / Spread: Capitals (-110) Sheikhs (-110)

The Canadian Tire Center is where the Ottawa Senators (14-16-2) will try to beat the Washington Capitals (17-13-4) on Thursday. The streak in this contest has the capitals at -110 while the Senators sit at -110. greater/less than 7.

The Washington Capitals will go into their next match feeling elated, after beating the Red Wings 4-3 in their last game. The Capitals had a great offensive game plan this game and showed up to win. For the match, they scored 4 of the 42 shots they placed at the net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but were unable to convert a single one of them into a goal. Washington recorded 8 minutes in the box for this contest.

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When we talk about their scoring, the Washington Capitals have scored 104 goals (15 in the NHL) so far this season and allowed 97. In the current campaign, they have accumulated 38 points and their point percentage stands at 0.559. Tonight, Washington comes in with 113 chances to play on the Power and they’ve scored 24 during those advantages, giving them a 21.24% fielding percentage. While at their strongest, the Capitals allowed 78 goals while hitting 80 on the offensive side of the ice. Washington tried 1,071 rounds and got an average of 9.7%. The Capitals made 1,032 shots against them and had a save percentage of . 906. Washington Capitals opponents totaled 96 power play opportunities (26 in the NHL) and came up with 19 goals on those attempts.

The player guarding the cage in this match is Charlie Lindgren. In his hockey career, Lindgren has caught 25 quality starts and has a quality starts percentage of 0.595. His save percentage is currently 0.912 in his 2,596 minutes. Lindgren saw 1,343 shots taken against him and recorded 1,225 total passes. Opponents scored 118 goals against Lindgren in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.73. He compiled an overall record of 24-16-4 and started in 42 games. Lindgren has been in the net for 45 games over the course of his NHL career.

In their final game, Ottawa faced the Jets in a game where the Senators returned home in a 5-1 defeat. They had 2 power play opportunities in this match and made 1 of those opportunities. The Senators scored 1 of their 36 shots on goal.

For the year, the Ottawa Senators scored 98 goals, 30 points, as well as a 469-point percentage. They gave a total of 103 goals to be scored with a group of 80 at equal power and 23 while being knocked short. The Senators scored an equal-strength 63 goals and 35 (4th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 123 power play chances and a power play percentage of 28.46%. Ottawa made 1,072 shots attempted (9th in professional hockey) and accumulated a shot percentage of 9.14%, while allowing the other team 1,030 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.34% over other teams, 117 chances to play hard, and their save percentage is currently 90.0%.

Across the ice you will likely see Cam Talbot in the net. He collected 11,111 saves out of 12,149 attempts made against him, which gives him a GPA of 0.915. Talbot holds a lifetime record of 209-150-34 and has appeared in 414 games. He has played 397 matches and played a total of 23,674 minutes. Talbot has a quality start rate of 54.2% and has qualified for 215 quality starts in his NHL career. The opposition averages 2.63 goals per match and has scored 1038 goals in total.

Who will win the NHL game tonight against the spread or the money line?

Man’s Pick: Take Ottawa (-110)

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