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Apr 20, 2022

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Washington Capitals (43-23-10) travel to meet the Vegas Golden Knights (41-31-5) at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET, and the game be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Golden Knights 4, Capitals 3

Best Bet

Golden Knights -128
Over 6 (-115)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS PREDICTIONS

If the playoffs ended today the Capitals would face off against the Florida Panthers, a team with 116 points, tied for most in the NHL. That could all change in a hurry, as they're currently just one point back of the Pittsburgh Penguins, with one game in hand, and that could set up a first-round series with the New York Rangers. Either way, it's a rather tall order, so pick your poison.

The Golden Knights would love to face anybody in the playoffs. Currently they're on the outside looking in, and a 3-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on home ice Monday, preceded by a 4-0 loss at Edmonton Saturday, really has the Vegas faithful worried. After a five-game win streak from March 24-April 3, VGK is just 2-3-1 across the past six, picking up five out of a possible 12 points, which is not what the doctor ordered.

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS. EDMONTON OILERS BETTING ODDS

Capitals +116
Golden Knights -128
Capitals +1.5 (-208)
Golden Knights -1.5 (+190)
Over 6 (-115)
Under 6.5 (-104)

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Matchup: Metropolitan vs. Pacific
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 10:30 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 43-23-10
  • ATS: 40-36
  • O/U: 44-29-3

The Capitals have come alive on the road, winning 8-4 in Montreal and 3-2 in Colorado last time out after a 7-3 humbling in Toronto last Thursday. Ilya Samsonov was impressive in a showdown in the Mile High City, as the Caps took a huge two points from the top team in the NHL.

Washington has now won six of the past seven games overall, while going 4-1 in the past five as an underdog, 4-1 in the past five as a road 'dog and 4-1 in the past five against teams with a winning overall record.

As far as totals are concerned, it's all about the OVER. The OVER is 22-8-1 in the past 31 games overall for Washington, while going 9-3-1 in the past 13 games against winning teams. The OVER is 9-1 in the past 10 on the road, while cashing in six of the past seven as a road 'dog.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 41-31-5
  • ATS: 31-46
  • O/U: 42-32-3

The Golden Knights have left four valuable points on the table in the past two games, points it might need in the pursuit of a playoff spot. All is not lost, at least not yet, but time is running really short.

The Golden Knights have won six of the past eight games at home, while going 57-27 in the past 84 as a home favorite. VGK is just 0-5 in the past five against Metropolitan Division foes, and 1-5 in the past six against the Eastern Conference.

For totals, the OVER has cashed in six of the past seven on The Strip for the Golden Knights, while hitting in seven of the past 10 games as a favorite against winning teams. The OVER is also 6-2 in the past eight against winning teams, too.

The Capitals have won four of the past five as a road underdog. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS PREDICTIONS

Both of these teams are clamoring for playoff position, as Washington is trying to get out of a first-round matchup with the top-seed Florida Panthers in the East, while the Golden Knights are just trying to win and set up a matchup against someone, anyone.

Washington is playing much better hockey lately, but on home ice, Vegas has to play well, especially with its back to the wall, right? I am picking VGK here, but if they screw me, I will no longer trust them from here on out. I like the desperation factor, and a team with the kind of offensive talent they have has to get it done here. Of course, I thought that against New Jersey, too.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING TRENDS

  • Capitals are 6-1 in the past seven games overall.
  • Capitals are 4-1 in the past five as an underdog.
  • Capitals are 4-1 in the past five as a road 'dog.
  • Capitals are 4-1 in the past five vs. winning teams.
  • Capitals are 41-20 in the past 61 road games.
  • Golden Knights are 6-2 in the past eight home games.
  • Golden Knights are 1-5 in the past six vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Golden Knights are 0-5 in the past five vs. Metropolitan Division teams.
  • OVER is 22-8-1 in the past 31 games overall for the Capitals.
  • OVER is 9-1 in the past 10 road games for the Capitals.
  • OVER is 8-1-1 in the past 10 as a 'dog for the Capitals.
  • OVER is 9-3-1 in the past 13 vs. winning teams for the Capitals.
  • OVER is 6-1 in the past seven home games for the Golden Knights.
  • OVER is 6-2 in the past eight games vs. winning teams for the Golden Knights.
  • OVER is 7-3 in the past 10 as a favorite for the Golden Knights.

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