Washington Capitals at Minnesota Wild Free Pick

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

The Washington Capitals, led by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin, are prepared to take the ice against Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center for an East-West tilt. The game gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, and you will be able to see it live on NBC Sports Washington.

Washington Capitals vs. Minnesota Wild Odds

Earning 4.3 units for moneyline bettors, Minnesota is 11-6 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That win percentage, the league’s third-best so far in this young season, is an improvement compared to how the team performed during last year’s regular season (45-37). Of the team’s 17 games this season, eight have gone over the total, while another eight have gone under and just one has pushed. The team is 5-2 SU at home thus far.

The Wild have converted on 18.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.2 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 29.8 saves per game with a .933 save percentage, Devan Dubnyk (8-5-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for Minnesota this season. If Minnesota decides to give him the evening off, however, the team may turn to Alex Stalock (3-1-1 record, .905 save percentage, 2.73 goals against average).

Washington has lost 4.8 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 7-9 straight up (SU). Nine of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the visiting team, the Capitals are 2-4 SU so far.

The Capitals have scored on 31.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places it in the top-five among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 30th overall and it’s successfully killed off 71.7 percent of all opponent power plays.

Braden Holtby (27.8 saves per game) has been the main option in goal for Washington. Holtby owns a 5-8-3 record, while registering a .900 save percentage and 3.24 goals against average this year.

Washington Capitals vs. Minnesota Wild Free Picks

Pick: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their last five matchups.
  • Over Minnesota’s last ten outings, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-1 in those games).
  • Washington skaters have accounted for the league’s seventh-most hits per game (24.5).