Golden Knights vs. Capitals Prediction
Non-conference foes will square off in Washington, D.C. on Monday night when the Capitals host the Golden Knights at 7:00 p.m. ET.
051 Vegas Golden Knights (+105) at 052 Washington Capitals (-125); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 24, 2022
Vegas Golden Knights DFS Spin
Mark Stone (COVID-19 protocol) didn't travel with his teammates for the start of their road trip this week. Coach Pete DeBoer said on Sunday that Stone remains unavailable due to COVID protocol. He was added to the list on Jan. 20, so it isn't surprising that he won't be ready to play on Monday against Washington. Still, Stone could be ready to join the team at some point.
Washington Capitals DFS Spin
Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators. Ovechkin was having a relatively quiet game up until the third period. Then, with his Capitals trailing 2-0, the veteran star sparked to life with a pair of goals against Matt Murray to tie things up. Nicklas Backstrom would ensure that Ovechkin's clutch goals did not go in vain, sealing the win with a goal of his own in overtime. Overall this season, Ovechkin has been brilliant, posting 29 goals and 58 points over the course of 42 games played. He has scored five goals in his last five games and now has a seven-game point streak working. All of this at 36 years old.
Golden Knights vs. Blues Betting Prediction
The Golden Knights are 0-4 in their last four games in Washington and are 2-6 in their last eight games versus the Capitals overall. The favorite is also 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, as is the home team. The Golden Knights are just 2-5 in their last seven games overall, are 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog and are 1-4 in their last five games playing on three or more days of rest.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -125