The Washington Capitals are sixth in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division with 68 points. Coming into the game with a winning streak, they will look to add more to this winning run and cover the deficit in the division.
The Los Angeles Kings have had a great season and are placed second in the Eastern Conference Pacific Division with 80 points. On a three-game winning streak, they will look to continue the run and put pressure on the top-placed Golden Knights with a win.
Capitals vs. Kings Odds
Capitals vs. Kings Match Details
Fixture: Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings
Date & Time: Monday, March 6, 2023, 10:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Washington vs. Los Angeles Key Stats
The Capitals have scored 198 goals this season, with Alex Ovechkin contributing 35 goals and assisting 25 more. Ovechkin has come out stronger from his sorry run, with a goal contribution per game in the last five appearances. With Dylan Strome also adding more to their offense, the Capitals look good for the upcoming games.
Their defense has allowed less than three goals per game this season. The defense has done decently in the last few games and can benefit from goaltender Darcy Kuemper’s recent run. He has won his previous two games while averaging less than two goals per game at a save percentage of over 0.900.
In comparison, the Kings have scored 212 goals through contributions from Adrian Kempe and Anze Kopitar. Both players have contributed 44 goals and have assisted in 40 more between them, helping the team offensively. With all the offensive players showing good form in the last few games, the team looks stable for the upcoming game.
While defending, they have conceded more than 3.3 goals per game, but have shown better composure in the last few games. Jonathan Quick has come into the team and has created a positive impact on the defense. He made 25 saves in the last game and helped the team win a tight contest.
Capitals vs. Kings Betting Prediction
The matchup will be interesting, as both the teams are coming with wins and have shown improvements ahead of the game. The Kings have a slight edge due to home advantage, as they are 4-0 in their last four home games. They have a better record overall, with a 4-1 record in their previous five games, plus they have conceded fewer goals lately and are in better shape.
On the other hand, the Capitals are 3-7 in their last ten overall but have done well on the road, which is likely to give them confidence coming into the game. They have also done well to win six in the last six meetings against the Kings. They have been scoring better lately, which adds to their comfort coming into the game.
However, the Kings have a better team overall and are likely to do well in the upcoming game.