Washington vs Florida: prediction for the NHL fixture
Washington are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a total of 29 points. The team is generally consistent, but they do make mistakes every now and then. Recently, for example, after two great games Los Angeles (2:0) and San Jose (4:0), the Capitals were upset by Seattle (2:5).
The Capitals immediately bounced back and beat Montreal at home with a score of 6:3. Alexander Ovechkin didn't score himself, but he gave three assists in that game.
Florida are the leaders of their conference with 31 points in the asset. The Panthers were on a string of four defeats earlier this month, but they seem to have fully recovered and have since mounted a winning streak.
At home, the Panthers crushed New Jersey (4:1), then got the upper hand over Minnesota (5:4) and got a win against Philadelphia (2:1 OT) in a tight fight. But away Florida's results don't look so good: they won only 2 out of 8 games in regulation and conceded three goals on average.
On average, Florida concede 3 goals per game away.
In 4 of Florida's last 5 games, more than one goal was scored in the second period.
The teams are approximately equal, and it is hard to predict a winner. However, Florida haven't been great away from home this season, and the Capitals only lost one home game in regulation. The hosts also hold an advantage in the head-to-head, so we suggest betting on Washington.
Our prediction - Washington to win with Asian handicap (0)
Prediction: Handicap (0) Washington
Do you agree with this bet?0 votes
We believe this will be a high-scoring game. Both teams have excellent attacking lines and create a large number of scoring chances. High score was recorded in most matches between these teams.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals