Washington
Capitals
Stadium Capital One Arena
13-2-4 Overall | 2-0-1 METROPOLITAN 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Capitals7759 23.88%
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  11/1
vs
Sabres
W6-1
Sun  11/3
vs
Flames
W4-2
Thu  11/7
@
Panthers
W / OT5-4
Sat  11/9
vs
Golden Knights
W5-2
Mon  11/11
vs
Coyotes
L / SO3-4
Wed  11/13
@
Flyers
NBCS7:30pm
Fri  11/15
vs
Canadiens
TSN27:00pm
Sat  11/16
@
Bruins
7:00pm
Mon  11/18
vs
Ducks
7:00pm
Wed  11/20
@
Rangers
NBCS8:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 20/1, 4.8% (#8 best). Even with the juice, the Capitals are a good betting value. Their 7.5% chance to win the championship (based on simulations) is #4 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the East at 9/1, 10%. Their sim chance is 14.2%. The Capitals are averaging 101.1 points per sim which makes them a solid bet to go over 97.5. At -280 the Capitals are a good value to make the playoffs with a 88.7% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 41.7% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 48-26-8 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was 54%. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +305. They were not good on puck lines going 38-44 (-252 loss). They went over 41 times and came in under 38 times. Their next game vs the Blues should be close. The Capitals are winning 51 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.28 (includes playoff games) which ranks #9 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #4. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #5 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #12 in road games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Braden Holtby who is projected to be the #5 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
19 Backstrom, Nicklas C6-121011/23/1987No College
74 Carlson, John D6-321801/10/1990No College
26 Dowd, Nic C6-219705/27/1990No College
20 Eller, Lars C6-220705/08/1989No College
33 Gudas, Radko D6-020406/05/1990No College
62 Hagelin, Carl LW5-1118608/23/1988No College
21 Hathaway, Garnet RW6-221011/23/1991No College
70 Holtby, Braden G6-221109/16/1989No College
3 Jensen, Nick D6-019409/21/1990No College
6 Kempny, Michal D6-019409/08/1990No College
92 Kuznetsov, Evgeny C6-220405/19/1992No College
28 Leipsic, Brendan LW5-1017905/19/1994No College
9 Orlov, Dmitry D5-1121207/23/1991No College
77 Oshie, T.J. RW5-1119512/23/1986No College
8 Ovechkin, Alex LW6-323509/17/1985No College
14 Panik, Richard RW6-120802/07/1991No College
30 Samsonov, Ilya G6-320002/22/1997No College
34 Siegenthaler, Jonas D6-320605/06/1997No College
18 Stephenson, Chandler C6-020304/22/1994No College
13 Vrana, Jakub LW6-019702/28/1996No College
43 Wilson, Tom RW6-421803/29/1994No College