Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights Game Preview and Prediction 1/21/2023

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Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights Game Preview and Prediction 1/21/2023

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Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights Game Preview and Prediction 1/21/2023

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The Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights are set for an inter-conference showdown tonight from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Puck-drop for the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals rematch is set for 10 p.m. EST.

The Capitals enter this game with a record of 25-17-6 and currently sit in the middle of the Metropolitan Division. They have some ground to make up and have gone 5-4-1 over their last ten games overall. Washington is averaging 3.21 goals per game on average and are allowing only 2.73 goals to opponents per game. This is a team full of veterans that know how to win hockey games and have the roster to be dangerous come playoff time. Alexander Ovechkin is still a major force in the NHL and has the ability to take over games at any point. Vegas would be wise to know where he is on the ice at all times otherwise, he will beat them. 

As for Vegas, they enter this contest on a three game losing streak and they have seen themselves slip into second place in the Pacific Division. They hold a record of 28-16-2 overall and have gone 4-5-1 over their last ten games. Effort has been an issue for this team at times this season and it struck again in their last game. This club has the tools to be successful but for some reason can’t seem to get out of their own way sometimes. They allow 2.87 goals to opponents on average and score 3.17 on average themselves per games. Going up against the Capitals tonight, the Golden Knights will need to rely on their offense to keep up with the pace of Washington.

Prediction: Washington Capitals 3, Vegas Golden Knights 2

I like the Capitals to grab the victory here. They have been playing a little better than Vegas of late so I see them taking this game. I like Alexander Ovechkin to score a goal  and lead his team to another win tonight.

 

Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook 

Spread- Washington Capitals +1.5 (-285) / Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+225)

Moneyline- Washington Capitals -115 / Vegas Golden Knights -105

Total- 6.0 – Over (-110) / Under (-110)

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