Coyotes vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Coyotes vs Washington Capitals Prediction 3/3/2024

The Arizona Coyotes (24-31-5) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (28-22-9) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win

For the season, the Coyotes are 24-31-5 and have 53 points. In the Western Conference, they are 13th and 7th in the Central Division. On the road, Arizona is 9-17-5.

Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 1-9 and have dropped four straight games. In their last five games, they have just one win and have gone 1-4.

On the season, Arizona has an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game, and they have dropped 23 games by multiple goals. So far, the Coyotes have gone 30-30 against the puck line, including 11 losses by just one goal.

As the underdog, Arizona’s puck line record is 25-22, and their average scoring margin in those games is -1 goal per contest. In their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone just 3-7 against the puck line, and their road record vs. the puck line is 17-14.

The Coyotes are coming off a 5-3 road win over the Senators. The Coyotes managed to find the net two times in the 3rd period against the Senators, following their three goals in the first period. Of Arizona’s five goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 30 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Arizona came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Capitals have been favored in 16 of their 30 games, going 12-2-2 in those games. For the season, Washington is 28-22-9, and they are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, the Capitals are in 5th place with a record of 13-8.

Over their last ten games, Washington has gone 6-4, and they have won three straight games at home. For the season, the Capitals have gone 16-9-5 at home, and they are 18-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. In their last five games, Washington has gone 3-2.

Washington comes into the game with a puck line record of 28-31 overall and 15-15 at home. In their last ten home games, the Capitals have gone 7-3 against the puck line.

So far this year, the Capitals have 14 wins by more than one goal and have gone 4-12 against the puck line in games in which they are favored. Overall, Washington’s average scoring margin is -.5 goals per game.

The Capitals most recently faced the Flyers at home and achieved a 5-2 win. The first period saw the Capitals being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring three times in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Washington’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 21 shots on goal and had 12 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Washington came away with a victory against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Coyotes are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Coyotes offense is 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Coyotes’ is 32-24-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 38 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Capitals Offense Breakdown

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The Capitals come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 30th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Capitals are 9-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 19-16 record.

This season, the Capitals have an over/under record of 27-30-2. Throughout the season, they have played 30 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.9 per game.

Arizona Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.8 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

Defensively, the Capitals come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Coyotes vs Capitals Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Arizona has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Washington has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 5 goals per game.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Capitals have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 8-2 and an puck line mark of 4-6.

Coyotes vs Capitals Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Capitals to pick up on a win over the Coyotes at home. With the moneyline sitting at -145, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Capitals straight-up.

When it comes to a puck line pick, our choice is the Capitals to secure the win and cover. Expect the Capitals to dominate this one with a multi-goal win over the Coyotes.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 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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