Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds

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Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC

TV: NBC Sports Washington

Probability/Point Spread: Penguins (+100) Capitals (-118)

The Washington Capitals (6-6-2) will host the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-6-2) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. The odds for this game have Pittsburgh at +100 and Washington is priced at -118. Plus/minus is set to 6.

The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 loss to the Kraken in their previous game. The Penguins had an offensive game that fell short of their expectations in this loss. In the game, they were able to score a goal in 2 of the 37 shots they wanted to score. In addition, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but did not convert them into scores. Pittsburgh accumulated 6 penalty minutes in this contest.

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In terms of their scoring abilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have scored 42 goals (11th in the league) on the season and have given up 44. For the current campaign, they sit with 10 points and their point % is .417. Pittsburgh steps on the ice with 45 power play opportunities and has tallied 9 goals from those opportunities, giving them a rate of 20.00%. When playing at even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opposition to score 33 goals while scoring 33 themselves. Pittsburgh has taken 431 shots and is shooting 9.7%. The Penguins have had 418 shot attempts against them so far and have an .895 save percentage. Opponents of the Pittsburgh Penguins have totaled 41 power play opportunities (19th in professional hockey) and have a total of 11 goals on those opportunities.

The man who leads this match is Tristan Jarry. Opponents have scored 416 goals against Jarry in his professional hockey career and his goals against per game average is 2.61. Jarry has taken the ice for 167 contests throughout his NHL career. His save percentage currently stands at .914 during his 9,548 minutes on the ice. He is 97-50-14 and has started 159 games. In his professional hockey career, Jarry has recorded 97 quality starts and his quality start percentage is .610. Jarry has taken 4,849 shots against him and recorded 4,433 total saves.

When they were the last on the ice, Washington faced the Oilers in an outing where the Capitals took the victory by a final score of 5-4. They had 5 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 4 of those tries. The Capitals scored 5 goals out of 31 shots on goal they attempted.

The Capitals have scored 27 even-strength goals and 13 goals (2nd in professional hockey) on the power play. Washington has attempted 402 shots (14th in the NHL) and is shooting 9.95% while allowing the opposition 440 shots. This season, the Washington Capitals have totaled 40 goals, 14 points, and a .500 field goal percentage. They’ve allowed a total of 41 goals to score out of a combined 33 even-strength goals and 8 goals while on fewer men on the ice. They have a total of 48 power play opportunities and have amassed a 27.08% power play rate. They have a penalty percentage of 80.95% on 42 power play opportunities from their opponents, and their save percentage is 90.7%.

For the opposition you will find Darcy Kuemper defending the goal. Opponents average 2.48 goals per game and have conceded 722 goals in total. Kuemper’s quality strikeout rate is 56.5% and he has made 165 quality starts in his career. He has started in 292 games and played a total of 17,454 minutes. Kuemper has amassed a career mark of 147-100-37 and has been in goal for 309 games. He has made 8,058 saves out of 8,780 shots attempted, giving him a .918 save percentage.

Who will win tonight’s NHL game against the spread or the moneyline?

Parlays Pundit Pick: Take Washington (-118) and under 6 goals

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