The Washington Capitals (12-7-2) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (12-9-2) on Monday, December 4th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe and televised on MNMT. The Coyotes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Washington Capitals vs Arizona Coyotes
The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Capitals have put together an overall record of 12-7-2. When playing on the road, Washington has gone 5-3-1, while their home record stands at 7-4-1. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 7th in the Eastern conference. Looking at Washington’s average scoring margin, it is -0.3, which has led to a puck line record of 8-13. When playing at home, their scoring margin is -0.5, and on the road, it is -0.1.
Coming off a 4-1 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Capitals are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Capitals faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score one goal in the third period. For the game, Washington’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 22 shots on goal vs. Vegas.
Entering the game as the underdog, Washington not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Coyotes have put together an overall record of 12-9-2. When playing on the road, Arizona has gone 5-5-2, while their home record stands at 7-4-0. In the Western Central division, they are currently 4th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 7th. Looking at Arizona’s average scoring margin, it is +.3, which has led to a puck line record of 13-10. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.8, and on the road, it is -0.1.
The Coyotes played host to the Blues in their previous game and emerged with a 4-1 win. The Coyotes scored three goals in the first period against the Blues and found the net one time in the 3rd period. Arizona’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 22 shots on goal and five giveaways.
Arizona came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Washington Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.4 goals per contest placing 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 32nd position in the league. Looking at how the Capitals’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 32nd in power play goals and 21st in shorthanded goals.
The Capitals’ over/under record this season is 6-15-0. For the season, they have had 14 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.3 goals per game.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Coyotes come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 29th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Coyotes offense is 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 32nd in the NHL.
So far, the Coyotes have an over/under record of 13-10-0. Coming into the game, they have played 13 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.
Washington Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 22nd in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.1 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Capitals vs Coyotes Trends
- Through their last three road games, Washington has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 7-3.
- Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Capitals have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 0-5.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Capitals to defeat the Coyotes while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +100, I’m placing a wager on the Capitals to win outright.
Our projections have the Capitals pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Capitals, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
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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