Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 16, 2021

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Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has turned back the clock with 17 points, leading the team with 16 assists.

Washington
44-26-9-3
AT
November 16, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Honda Center
Anaheim
31-37-9-5
Puckline -1.5 +196
Moneyline -125
Over / Under o +6

75%

Betting Action

25%

Puckline +1.5 -236
Moneyline +104
Over / Under u +6

75%

Betting Action

25%

Two hot teams come into this matchup with winning streaks on the line. The Anaheim Ducks are one of the biggest surprises this NHL season. Anaheim is on a seven-game winning streak entering their game Tuesday against the Washington Capitals. With their win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night, Anaheim has a record of 9-4-3. Waiting for the Ducks are the Washington Capitals, who are on their own four-game winning streak.

Capitals vs. Ducks NHL Betting Odds

This is the first of two meetings between Capitals and Ducks this season. Both teams are coming in hot and on their respective winning streaks. The Capitals are -136 favourites heading into this game on the NHL odds board, but it should be noted the Ducks are 5-0 in their last five homes games at Honda Center. In the last eight meetings between the Ducks and Capitals, the home team is 6-2.

Washington Capitals

Washington continues to play stellar hockey despite not having Nicklas Backstrom, Anthony Mantha, and T.J. Oshie in the lineup. The Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 per cent of their power play opportunities. Those numbers have helped propel them to second place in the Metro Division with to 9-2-4 record. Leading the way for the Capitals offensively is Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin leads the team in scoring with 26 points (12 goals and 14 assists) as he sits third in league scoring. Right behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov with 20 points. From there the Capitals are getting offence from a committee led by defenseman John Carlson. He has 10 points.

Anaheim Ducks

The young Ducks are playing with a purpose under head coach Dallas Eakins. Anaheim, second in the Pacific Division, is averaging 3.5 goals per game and converting on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Youngster Troy Terry has been the sparkplug for Anaheim’s offence with 20 points. He is on a 14-game point streak as he is fourth in the league in points. Terry also leads the team in goals with 11.

And while everyone is talking about Terry, the Ducks are getting production from their veteran players as well. Captain Ryan Getzlaf has turned back the clock with 17 points, leading the team with 16 assists. Getzlaf has recorded at least one point in eight of his last nine games.

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