NHL Picks: Capitals vs Wild

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The Wild have struggled throughout this season, but as they gear up to host the Capitals, there’s an opportunity for a turnaround. The question remains: can they secure the win this time? In this NHL Picks: Capitals vs Wild article, I will give you the best picks and all the information about both teams.

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  Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild

The Washington Capitals find themselves in a bit of a predicament with a 22-16-6 record, slipping down to fifth place in the Metropolitan Division after securing just five wins in their last 10 matchups. Offensive struggles persist, as they manage a mere 2.34 goals per game, tallying a modest eight goals in their recent four-game stretch. Amidst the offensive challenges, the Capitals’ defensive lineup emerges as a beacon of strength, limiting opponents to a respectable 2.86 goals per game.

On the flip side, the Minnesota Wild, boasting a 20-21-5 record, grapple with challenges as the second-worst team in the Central Division. Despite clinching victories in their last two outings, their offensive prowess remains wanting, with an average of just 2.98 goals per game throughout the season. Surprisingly, the Wild’s defensive performance falters, conceding an average of 3.37 goals per game.

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 Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild
SportsbookWashington Capitals Moneyline OddsMinnesota Wild Moneyline Odds
PowerPlay Sports+125-163
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
SportsbookWashington Capitals Line OddsMinnesota Wild Puck Line Odds
BetOBet(-226) +1.5(+150) -1.5
iBet(-208) +1.5(+168) -1.5
PowerPlay Sports(-200) +1.5(+163) -1.5
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

Playing on their home turf, the Wild seems poised for success in this match. Despite the Capitals boasting a superior season performance, it’s challenging to envision them clinching a victory. Their last encounter in October resulted in a 3-2 win for the Capitals.  

My pick: The Minnesota Wild with a puck line of -1.5 at (+163) PowerPlay Sports.

Washington Capitals Injury Report

  • Rasmus Sandin
  • Sonny Milano
  • Nicklas Backstrom

Minnesota Wild Injury Report

  • Jared Spurgeon
  • Vinni Lettieri
  • Connor Dewar
  • Frederick Gaudreau
  • Marc-Andre Fleury


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About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.