Washington Capitals (1-1-0) vs. Ottawa Senators (2-1-0)
As the NHL season continues its exciting journey, two formidable teams will lock horns on Wednesday night. The Washington Capitals, with a record of 1 win, 1 loss, and 0 overtime losses, are set to face the Ottawa Senators, who currently stand at 2 wins, 1 loss, and 0 overtime losses. As fans eagerly anticipate this showdown, experts have been digging into numbers and stats to provide winning free hockey picks.
Delving into the Capitals’ offensive capabilities, the team leaders to keep an eye on include Matthew Phillips at the center, who has managed 1 goal and 1 assist in the two games played. Left-Wing Sonny Milano, although yet to score, has shown his playmaking abilities with an assist. Moreover, Connor McMichael has also demonstrated his offensive prowess with a goal in 2 games. Facing the Senators’ defense, it’s critical to see if Ottawa can contain these Washington hotshots.
Switching the lens to Ottawa’s offensive firepower, Brady Tkachuk leads the way with an assist, while Jakob Chychrun, a defenseman, has shown his versatility with a goal. The dynamic Vladimir Tarasenko, known for his sharpshooting, also has a goal to his name. As these players clash with Washington’s defense, the matchup promises to be an intense battle.
Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators Game Info
|Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
|Canadian Tire Centre
Goaltender Darcy Kuemper vs. Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo
For the Capitals, Darcy Kuemper has been a wall in the net. Playing 1 game, he boasts a commendable 0.95 save percentage, only allowing 2 goals with a stellar 1.85 goals against per game. His form suggests he’s in prime condition to counteract Ottawa’s offense.
On the other hand, Ottawa’s Joonas Korpisalo has had a more challenging start with a 0.894 save percentage in 2 games, allowing 7 goals. This presents an average of 3.53 goals against per game. Facing the Capitals’ attackers, Korpisalo will undoubtedly be tested.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Ottawa Senators -139, Total Odds: 6.5
Based on the provided odds, the Ottawa Senators are favorites to clinch the game. However, with a game like hockey, where every second counts, the outcome can swing either way. With a total odds set at 6.5, it will be intriguing to see if the game goes over or under this mark.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
Recent trends for the Capitals suggest high-scoring affairs with the total going OVER in 13 of their last 18 games. Despite their struggles in the last 11 games (2-9 SU), the Capitals have a dominant record against the Senators (16-4 SU) and an impressive streak on the road against them (6-1 SU). However, their overall away form has been concerning, losing their last 6 away games. This mix of records makes it a fascinating prospect.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa has been more consistent in recent times, with a 4-2 SU in their last 6 games. However, a concerning stat remains their performance against the Capitals at home, with a 1-6 SU record. The totals have leaned towards higher scoring games, with the OVER hitting in 6 of their last 9 against Washington and 6 of their last 9 in October.
Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators 10/17/23 Betting Picks
Considering the recent form and trends, it’s evident that both teams have their strengths and areas of concern. While Ottawa enters as favorites based on the betting odds, Washington’s dominance in past matches against them cannot be overlooked.
For those looking to place a bet, the Capitals on the moneyline at +111 offers value, given their strong record against the Senators. As for the total of 6.5, given both teams’ recent high-scoring trends, the OVER seems a good pick. For those keen on exploring live betting options during the match, always ensure to choose a top live betting website for the best experience.
Free Pick and Prediction: Ottawa Senators 4, Washington Capitals 3