Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 27

Dec 2, 2023; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at Bell Centre.
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We have your Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Washington Capitals hit the road to face the Detroit Red Wings.

The Detroit Red Wings (32-20-6) are set to host the Washington Capitals (27-21-9) in a clash of Eastern Conference rivals. With both teams fighting for playoff positioning, this matchup promises to be a high-stakes affair.

Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds Info

Moneyline: Washington Capitals +145 (PointsBet) / Detroit Red Wings -170 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Washington Capitals -166 (FanDuel) / Detroit Red Wings +145 (Bet365)

Total: 6.0 – +100 (BetMGM) / -120 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI


Washington Capitals Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Washington Capitals have 12 wins and 16 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Washington Capitals have 15 wins and 27 losses.
  • This season, the Washington Capitals have hit 26 overs and 31 unders.

Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 17 wins and 13 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 12 wins and 6 losses.
  • This season, the Detroit Red Wings have hit 32 overs and 26 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Detroit Red Wings and the Washington Capitals have faced off three times, with the Red Wings emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The first meeting took place on November 3, 2022, with Detroit winning as the home team. The second clash occurred on December 19, 2022, where Washington claimed victory in overtime as the home team. The most recent game was on February 21, 2023, with Detroit securing another win, this time as the visiting team. In terms of betting statistics, the Red Wings have consistently outperformed expectations, covering the spread in all three matchups. The Capitals, on the other hand, have not won against the spread in any of the games. When it comes to the total score, the over/under has gone under twice and over once. Key statistics from these games show that the Red Wings have demonstrated a strong defensive game, with their goaltenders posting high save percentages in two of the three games, particularly notable in the November 3rd game where Ville Husso saved 33 out of 34 shots. The Capitals have shown a tendency to take more shots on goal but have struggled to convert these opportunities into points, as seen in their December 19th game where they took 42 shots but only scored on four occasions.

The most recent game between the two teams on February 21, 2023, ended with a 3-1 victory for the Detroit Red Wings over the Washington Capitals. In this game, the Red Wings capitalized on their scoring chances despite being outshot by the Capitals, with 25 shots on goal to Washington’s 27. Detroit’s Pius Suter was particularly effective, scoring two of the three goals for his team. The Capitals’ lone goal came from a power play, with Tom Wilson finding the net. Detroit’s goaltender, Ville Husso, had an impressive night, saving 26 out of 27 shots for a save percentage of 0.963, while Washington’s Darcy Kuemper saved 22 out of 25 shots, resulting in a save percentage of 0.880. The Red Wings’ ability to score while shorthanded and their strong defensive play, including 28 blocks, were significant factors in their win. This game also continued the trend of Detroit beating the spread, as they were the underdogs with a closing moneyline of +131, and the total score stayed under the closing over-under of 6.5.

Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings Predictions

The Red Wings are flying high on a five-game winning streak, showcasing their ability to close out games in critical moments. With a solid home record of 17-8-5, they’ll look to leverage their home-ice advantage at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit’s offense has been led by Dylan Larkin, who tops the team with 25 goals, while Lucas Raymond has been a playmaking force with 32 assists. The Red Wings’ ability to convert on scoring opportunities will be crucial against a Capitals team that has been inconsistent on the road this season.

Washington, on the other hand, is coming off a victory and looking to build momentum. The Capitals have been buoyed by the performance of Dylan Strome, who leads the team with 21 goals and 43 points. Veteran defenseman John Carlson has been a key contributor as well, with 29 assists to his name. However, the Capitals will need to tighten up defensively, as they’ve allowed more goals than they’d like, particularly in away games. The matchup between Washington’s offense and Detroit’s defense, which has been strong at home, will be one to watch.

Both teams have star players capable of turning the game on its head. For the Red Wings, Alex DeBrincat has been a standout, leading the team with 52 points, and will be a major threat to the Capitals’ defense. Meanwhile, the Capitals will rely on their depth and experience to challenge the Red Wings’ winning streak. With playoff implications on the line, expect both teams to come out with intensity in a game that could very well be decided by the performance of the goaltenders and special teams units.

Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings Pick

Considering the recent form of both teams and the historical head-to-head matchups, the Washington Capitals moneyline bet offers a compelling value. Despite the Detroit Red Wings’ impressive five-game winning streak and strong home record, the Capitals have shown resilience and the ability to bounce back with critical wins. The Capitals’ last game victory could serve as a momentum booster, and with players like Dylan Strome and John Carlson leading the charge, they have the offensive prowess to challenge the Red Wings’ defense. Furthermore, the Capitals have managed to cover the spread in four of their last five games, indicating a trend of performing above expectations, which could translate into a straight-up win in this matchup.

While the Red Wings have been formidable at home, the Capitals’ need to secure points for playoff contention cannot be understated. The historical data suggests that the Red Wings have had the upper hand in recent meetings, but the Capitals’ current form and the urgency to climb the conference rankings make them a dangerous opponent. With the Red Wings being the favorites, the value lies in the Capitals’ moneyline, especially considering their potential for an upset and the attractive odds being offered. The Capitals’ depth and experience, coupled with the Red Wings’ potential overvaluation by the market, make the Capitals’ moneyline bet the savvy choice for this Eastern Conference showdown.

The Pick: Washington Capitals +145 (PointsBet)

Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Washington Capitals

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Dylan Strome Assists 0.5 7/10 +154 -200 1.0 1.02
Dylan Strome Points 0.5 8/10 -135 +105 1.2 1.20
Alex Ovechkin Points 0.5 8/10 -210 +160 1.1 1.13

Detroit Red Wings

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Patrick Kane Points 0.5 9/10 -160 +124 1.4 1.41
Patrick Kane Assists 0.5 8/10 +124 -160 0.8 0.81
J.T. Compher Points 0.5 7/10 -110 -120 0.7 0.80