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NHL: Washington Capitals vs. LA Kings Prediction 11/29/2023

The Washington Capitals (10-6-2) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (13-3-3) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sharks. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings

The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Capitals come in with an overall record of 10-6-2. On the road, Washington has a 3-2-1 record, whereas they are 7-4-1 at home. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 9th in the Eastern conference. This season, Washington’s average scoring margin is -0.3, which has their puck line record at 5-13. Their average home scoring margin is -0.5, and in road games, it stands at .0.

The Capitals aim to bounce back following their 2-1 loss on the road to the Sharks. In terms of offense, the Capitals faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Sharks, but they managed to score one time in the second period. Washington’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 34 shots on goal in total.

Washington was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings come in with an overall record of 13-3-3. On the road, Los Angeles has a 9-0-0 record, whereas they are 4-3-3 at home. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 4th in the Western conference. Los Angeles comes in with 10 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost three games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 10-9.

In their most recent game, the Kings hosted the Canadiens and secured a 4-0 victory. Throughout the game against the Canadiens, Kings’ offense managed to score in every single period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.

Los Angeles also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. 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 32nd in the league. Washington’s offense comes into the game ranked 32nd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

This season, the Capitals’ have an over/under record of 5-13-0. Throughout the season, they have played 12 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.2 goals per game.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Kings have an average of 4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. Coming into the game, the Kings have 7-2 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-0.

This season, the Kings have an over/under record of 9-10-0. Throughout the season, they have played 8 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.5 per game.

Washington Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings are currently 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.6 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 6th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Capitals vs Kings Trends

  • In their last five road games, Washington has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • The Kings are 3-0 puck line in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 8-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Washington has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 6-4 straight up.

Capitals vs Kings Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Capitals to defeat the Kings while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +181, I’m placing a wager on the Capitals to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Capitals winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Capitals straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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