The Washington Capitals (11-6-2) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (9-13-0) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. The Capitals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canucks. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks
The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Capitals hold an overall record of 11-6-2 for the season. On the road, Washington has a 4-2-1 record, while they are 7-4-1 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 8th in the Eastern conference. Washington comes in with five wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 8-11.
In their most recent matchup, the Capitals played against the Kings and won with a score of 2-1. Offensively, the Capitals scored one goal in the first period and one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 15 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
Washington was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.
The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Ducks currently hold an overall record of 9-13-0. When playing on the road, Anaheim has a 5-5-0 record, while they are 4-8-0 at home. They are currently positioned 6th in the Western Pacific division and 12th in the Western conference. Anaheim’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.8, resulting in an overall puck line record of 12-10. When playing at home their scoring margin is -0.5, whereas in away games, they are at -1.1.
Coming off a 3-1 loss on the road to the Canucks, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Ducks did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Canucks but found the net one time in the second period. The team’s one goal occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 31 shots on goal while also having 2 giveaways.
Anaheim entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.
Washington Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 31st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Capitals offense is 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.
The Capitals’ over/under record this season is 5-14-0. For the season, they have had 14 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.1 goals per game.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 28th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. In terms of the Ducks’ offense during power plays, they are 16th in power play goals and 21st in shorthanded goals.
The Ducks’ over/under record this season is 10-12-0. For the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Washington Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Anaheim Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 23rd in takeaways at 5.7 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL.
Capitals vs Ducks Trends
- The Capitals are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
- Through their last five home contests, the Ducks offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Anaheim posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
- The last five games that Anaheim was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 0-5 straight up.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Capitals have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 0-3 against the spread.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Capitals to pick up on a win over the Ducks and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -115, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Capitals straight-up.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Ducks to cover. Even if the Capitals manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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