Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction 2/27/2024

The Washington Capitals (27-21-9) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (32-20-6) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Capitals vs Red Wings

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The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 27-21-9, the Capitals are currently 4th in the Metropolitan Division and 9th in the Eastern Conference. On the road this season, they have gone 12-12-4, and as the underdog, they have a record of 15-19-7.

Over their last ten games, Washington has gone 5-5, and they have won four of their last five games overall. In the Eastern Conference, they have gone 17-16 this season.

Washington comes into the game with a puck line record of 27-30 this year, including going 4-1 vs. the puck line in their last five games. So far, the Capitals have 14 losses by just one goal and 13 wins by multiple goals.

As the underdog, Washington has a puck line record of 23-18, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. On the road, the Capitals are 13-15 vs. the puck line and 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last ten games away from home.

In their most recent game, the Capitals hosted the Senators and secured a 6-3 victory. In terms of offense, the Capitals netted four goals during the opening period and two times in the second period. Out of Washington’s six goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 20 shots on goal and had two giveaways.

Going into the game, Washington was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 17-8-5, and they are currently on a three-game home winning streak. In their last ten games, Detroit has gone 7-3.

For the season, the Red Wings have gone 32-20-6, and their 70 points put them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other teams in the East, Detroit has gone 16-15.

At home, the Red Wings have a puck line record of 18-12 and an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per contest. So far, they have 18 wins by multiple goals.

Currently, Detroit has a puck line record of 35-23, and their puck line record as the favorite is 7-12. In their last five games, the Red Wings have gone 4-1 vs. the puck line.

Facing the Blackhawks in their last game, the Red Wings won by a score of 3-2. The Red Wings scored one goal in the first period against the Blackhawks and found the net one time in the 3rd period. In the game, Detroit managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 31 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.

Detroit’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

Washington Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Capitals have an average of 2.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Capitals offense is 25th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 32nd in the NHL.

This season, the Capitals’ have an over/under record of 25-30-2. Throughout the season, they have played 29 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Red Wings Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Red Wings come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 24th position in the league. Detroit’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Red Wings’ is 32-26-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 32 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Washington Team Defense

Washington defense takes on the Red Wings ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Washington. They also are 13th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Detroit Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.1 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 9th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Capitals vs Red Wings Trends

  • Although Washington has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 5-5. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • Detroit has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Red Wings have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
  • Although the Capitals have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 2-3.

Capitals vs Red Wings Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline bet in this one, we have the Red Wings coming out on top. However, with the lines sitting at -174, I’d recommend looking to the puck line as our projections have the Red Wings winning by more than one goal.

For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Red Wings to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Red Wings to win this one by multiple goals over the Capitals.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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