Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction 4/9/2024

The Washington Capitals (36-31-11) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (38-31-8) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN. The Red Wings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Senators. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Capitals find themselves in 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Their overall record of 36-31-11 has them in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last 10 games, Washington has gone just 3-7 and have dropped their last four games.

On the road this season, the Capitals have gone 16-18-4 and have lost three straight games away from home. As the underdog, Washington has gone 22-27-8 this year and has lost three straight games when not favored.

Washington enters the game with a puck line record of 36-41 and their average scoring differential sits at -.5 goals per game. So far, the Capitals have been the underdog in 57 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 31-26.

On the road, Washington’s puck line record is 17-21, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.9 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Capitals have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

The Capitals are looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss at home to the Senators. In the offensive department, the Capitals notched one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 22 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.

Washington was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 22-12-5 and have been favored in 25 of their 39 home games. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, Detroit has gone 22-23 this season, and they come into tonight’s game in 8th place in the Eastern Conference.

Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone just 4-6, and they have won two straight games when favored. On the year, Detroit has gone 38-31-8, and they are currently in 5th place in the Atlantic Division.

At home, Detroit has a puck line record of 23-16 and an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. So far this year, the Red Wings have 44 wins by multiple goals and an overall puck line record of 44-33.

Currently, Detroit has a puck line win streak of four games and a puck line record of 7-3 over their last ten games. In their last ten games at home, the Red Wings have a puck line record of 6-4.

Facing the Sabres in their last game, the Red Wings won by a score of 3-1. Offensively, the Red Wings got off to a good start by scoring three times in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. Detroit’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 24 shots on goal and six giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Detroit also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

Washington Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Capitals are averaging 2.6 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Capitals have a 10-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 26-23 record.

The Capitals come in with an over/under record of 34-39-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 37 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

Red Wings Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Red Wings are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Red Wings offense is 6th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

So far, the Red Wings have an over/under record of 42-35-0. Coming into the game, they have played 42 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.6 goals per game.

Washington Team Defense

Defensively, the Capitals come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Washington. For the season, they are ranked 9th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Detroit Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.5 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Capitals vs Red Wings Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Washington has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Detroit has an puck line record of 6-4 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-0.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Capitals have a straight up record of 6-4 and an puck line mark of 3-7.

Capitals vs Red Wings Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Red Wings to defeat the Capitals while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -151, I’m placing a wager on the Red Wings to win outright.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Capitals to cover. Even if the Red Wings win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Capitals should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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