Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, and the Los Angeles Kings will face off against Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena in a cross-country showdown. The game will get started at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, February 11 and it can be viewed live on Fox Sports West.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Washington Capitals Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Capitals (-220), while the Kings are dogs offering moneyline odds of +180,, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
Washington is 30-25 straight up (SU) and has recorded -2.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That win percentage, ranked third in the Metropolitan Division so far this season, is a slide from what the team recorded during the 2017-18 season (49-33). Among the team’s 55 games this season, 29 have gone over the total, while 23 have gone under and just three have pushed. The team is 16-14 SU at home this season.
The Capitals have converted on 21.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.3 percent of all penalties.
Boasting a .906 save percentage and 28.0 saves per game, Braden Holtby (19-20-6) has been the top option in goal for Washington this season. If the Caps, however, choose to give him the night off, head coach Todd Reirden might turn to Pheonix Copley (12-8-8 record, .904 save percentage, 2.97 goals against average).
On the other hand, Los Angeles is 23-32 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. A total of 30 of its contests have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just one has pushed. As the visiting team this season, the Kings are 11-18 SU.
The Kings have converted on just 15.3 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the bottom-five overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 30th overall and it’s successfully killed off 75.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jonathan Quick (27.0 saves per game) has been the main choice in goal for Los Angeles. Quick owns an 11-17-4 record, while registering a .902 save percentage and 2.99 goals against average this year.
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