Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals Preview
Ricky Gray | October 5, 2022
Andrew Copp C (Red Wings) has been ruled out for this contest.
With a 2-3 start to the season, the Detroit Red Wings come into this game as pretty heavy underdogs. However, they have a 2-0 record on the road to start the year.
Dominik Kubalik leads the team with goals by already putting up three this season. Right Wing Filip Zadina leads the team with assists, putting up two so far.
As a team, the Red Wings average 2.60 goals per game, while allowing 2.20. Although the regular season hasn’t opened yet you can still bet on preseason hockey.
Between the two of these teams, the Washington Capitals have the better overall record at the moment at 2-1-1 but they’ve yet to win a single game at home this season.
Their offense averages 2.25 goals per game but their defense allows only 1.75 goals on average. Because of this, our pick for tonight’s game has to be the Washington Nationals.
Last year, the Capitals went 44-26-12, scoring 100 goals on the season. They went to the postseason but were quickly overwhelmed by the Florida Panthers.
The Red Wings didn’t have a chance at going to the postseason after putting up a 32-40-10 record. This year, they’ll hope to do better but we don’t see them beating the Capitals.
There’s a reason why the Capitals are -260 in this game, so they’re definitely our choice to win tonight. The total is set at six but with the Capitals’ defense, we’re going to take the under as well.
Ricky’s Pick: Washington Capitals -260, UNDER