Washington vs Vegas: prediction for the NHL game
The Capitals face the Golden Knights in the National Hockey League on January 25. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
Washington are 6th in the East with a total of 55 points. They have looked poor of late and experienced problems even against outsiders. For example, the Capitals lost to Vancouver (2:4), prevailed over Winnipeg (4:3 ОТ) and after a defeat to Boston (3:4) snatched a victory from Ottawa in a tight fight (3:2 OT).
Oshie and Carlson are still unavailable for the hosts, while Dmitry Orlov will be back after serving disqualification.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas dropped to the 5th line in the table. In the last four games, the teams recorded only one victory, over Montreal (4:3 ОТ). Before that, the Golden Knights suffered defeats to Chicago (1:2), Toronto (3:4 SO), and Pittsburgh (3:5).
Maybe a short three-day break allowed the VGK to recover and they will show a better performance today. However, the Knights will be without Stone and Pacioretty, which seriously limits their attacking potential.
In 3 out of 5 games against the Capitals, Vegas scored more than 2 goals.
In the last 3 head-to-head games, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
Both sides have experienced problems with the line-up lately, but unlike the Capitals, who just had a tough game against Ottawa, the VGK had a chance to rest before this match, so we believe they will be able to edge a win here.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Vegas
The opponents are not used to sitting on the defensive and usually demonstrate open hockey. We suggest betting on the total over.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals