Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, and the Washington Capitals will do battle against Ryan Getzlaf, Rickard Rakell, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in an East-West showdown. The game gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, December 6, and fans at home are able to see the game live on KCOP.
Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Playing the role of underdogs will be the Capitals (-145), whereas the Ducks are offering moneyline odds of +125 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-120 for the over, +100 for the under).
Washington is 21-9 straight up (SU) and has earned 8.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. 20 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. The Caps are 13-3 SU on the road in 2019-20.
Washington has converted on 24.2 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 83.5 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 27.7 saves per game with a .909 save percentage, Braden Holtby (14-7-4) has been the best option in goal for Washington this year. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, the team might go with Ilya Samsonov (7-3-1 record, .917 save percentage, 2.42 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Anaheim is 12-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 16 of its outings have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 8-7 SU as the home team this year.
The Ducks have converted on just 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 30th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.2 percent of all opponent power plays.
John Gibson (28.2 saves per game) has been the top option in the crease for the Ducks. Gibson has eight wins, 13 losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has recorded a poor .910 save percentage and 2.86 goals against average this season.
Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Under
Two of the Capitals’ last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 3-2 overall in shootouts this season.
For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their past five matches.
Over Washington’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
Washington skaters have dished out the league’s ninth-most hits per game (23.8).