Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, and the Washington Capitals will face off against Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha, and the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in an Eastern Conference tilt. Fox Sports Detroit will broadcast the action, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 30.
Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds
Washington is 18-9 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 4.4 units this season. 17 of its outings have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and none have pushed. The Caps are 10-3 SU on the road in 2019-20.
Washington has converted on 25.0 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for fifth-best in the league. Its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.3 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 27.9 saves per game with a .909 save percentage, Braden Holtby (13-7-4) has been the primary option in goal for Washington this year. Holtby did just play yesterday, however, so the team may decide to rest him and instead roll with Ilya Samsonov (5-3-1 record, .912 save percentage, 2.65 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Detroit is 7-21 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. 12 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and five have pushed. This season, the team’s 4-9 SU at home.
The Red Wings have converted on just 13.1 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 32nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 72.4 percent of all penalties.
Jonathan Bernier (25.6 saves per game) has been the top netminder in goal for the Red Wings. Bernier has five wins, 11 losses, and two overtime losses and has registered a pedestrian 3.32 goals against average and a subpar .893 save percentage this season.
Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings Betting Picks
Prediction: SU Winner – Red Wings, O/U – Under
- 57.1 percent of Detroit’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 4-15 overall in games decided by at least two scores) while 44.4 percent of Washington’s wins have come by two goals or more (8-3 overall in such games).
- The Capitals are 5-3 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 9-5 when they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
- Washington (3-2 in shootouts) has more shootout experience coming into this one. Detroit fell short in its only shootout this season.
- Washington may have an advantage if this one comes down to the wire. The team’s 10-6 in one-goal games, while Detroit is 3-6 in such games.
- The under has hit in three of Washington’s last five outings.
- Washington skaters have averaged 11.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 10.6 giveaways per game (ranked 15th overall).
- Detroit skaters have averaged 17.2 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 12.3 giveaways per game (ranked 27th).
- Washington skaters have accounted for the league’s seventh-most hits per game (24.2).