Golden Knights-Capitals odds: Washington slight home favorite over Vegas
The Vegas Golden Knights (9-5-3) and Washington Capitals (12-2-3) meet Saturday at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. We analyze the Golden Knights-Capitals odds and lines, while providing NHL betting tips for this matchup.
Golden Knights at Capitals: Projected starting goalies
Marc-Andre Fleury vs. Braden Holtby
Fleury is 9-3-1 on the year with a .924 save percentage and 2.40 goals against average. He recovered from the flu and produced a 29-save performance in a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in his last start. Fleury was rested against Toronto as Malcolm Subban started instead.
Holtby has been okay this year, going 7-1-3 in 11 decisions with a 3.36 GAA and .895 SV%. He is 4-0-1 in his previous five starts, while stopping 147 of 162 shots (.907 save percentage).
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Golden Knights at Capitals: Odds, picks and betting tips
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This is close to an even matchup on paper with Washington’s home-ice advantage being the main difference. The CAPITALS average around four goals a game at home and 4.1 overall. They are a -139 on the moneyline favorite currently. A $10 bet on Washington to win outright returns a profit of $7.19. Vegas is at +115.
Puck Line/Against the Spread (ATS)
The puck line for Washington is enticing at +190 to cover -1.5 and win by two or more goals. However, Vegas is 5-2-1 on the road and Washington allows too many goals sometimes to risk the spread. AVOID.
Vegas is 9-8 and Washington is a league-best 12-4-1 against the projected Over/Under totals. The over with Washington has connected in ten of their last 11 contests. Take the OVER 6.5 (+125). The last four meetings between the two teams have hit the over mostly because Alex Ovechkin and the top line for Washington have averaged multiple points per game.
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