The Washington Capitals have had a poor season so far and are placed sixth in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division with 64 points. Coming into the game after a big loss, they will try to win this and get back to winning ways.
The Ducks, on the other hand, have played poorly so far this season, which has put them in the last place in the Western Conference Atlantic Division with 40 points. Coming into this one with a three-game losing streak, they will have an uphill task to perform to get something from the encounter.
Capitals vs. Ducks Odds
Capitals vs. Ducks Match Details
Fixture: Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2023; 10 pm EDT
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Washington vs Anaheim NHL Key Stats
The Capitals have done well offensively to score close to 190 goals this season. Alex Ovechkin has contributed scored 33 goals and assisted 24 more. But Ovechkin has under-performed this month which pushes the Capitals into a difficult situation. Also, with no certain contributor in the team, the Capitals are likely to have a tough time in the upcoming games.
Their defense has allowed less than three goals per game this season but has been conceding more than three goals lately. The defense has been under a lot of stress, especially the goaltenders, who have had a torrid run and have allowed over three goals per game.
In comparison, the Ducks have been poor on the offense and have scored only 153 goals scored so far. Moreover, the team has been dependent upon Trevor Zegras and Adam Henrique for goals, with both contributing 38 goals and over 40 assists between them. The Ducks have done better in February, all thanks to the effort from Jakob Silfverberg and a point each game in the last three starts.
Meanwhile, their defense has conceded more than four goals per game this season with all goaltenders responsible for this with poor returns. They have, however, shown improvement in their last three games, conceding two goals per game on average, and look in better shape for the upcoming game.
Capitals vs. Ducks Betting Prediction
This matchup is very interesting given that the Capitals are going through a torrid run. Adding to that, they have won a single game in their last five outings in Anaheim. They have only scored five and have conceded 11 goals in return in their last two away games.
The Capitals, on the other hand, have performed well against teams with a losing record and are 6-1 in 7 such games. They have also benefitted from the day’s rest and are 5-2 in seven such games. They also come with three solid performances and having won their last home game, they have a slight moral edge in this one.
Thus, we can expect the Ducks to do well in this game and keep the Capitals’ offense to the minimum to cover the spread in this game.