Panthers vs. Capitals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4

by | May 7, 2022

Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs First Round will see the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals meet on Monday, May 9, beginning at 7:00 PM ET. The Capitals are up 2-1. Panthers (-182) at Capitals (+153) looks like a mismatch, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Panthers vs. Capitals betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Panthers vs. Capitals Spread and Betting Line

Panthers vs Capitals Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Panthers -182 Capitals +153

Panthers vs. Capitals Game Info

  • Game Day: Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Computer Predictions for Panthers vs. Capitals

Computer picks for Panthers vs Capitals
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Capitals (+1.5) Over (6.5) Panthers 4 Capitals 3

Panthers vs. Capitals Betting Trends

  • Through 78 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Florida has won 56 of those games.
  • In 47 games with shorter than -182 moneyline odds this season, the Panthers have won 36.
  • The moneyline odds say Florida has a 64.5% chance of winning this game.
  • Florida Panthers Leaders

  • Jonathan Huberdeau has been vital to Florida this season, with 115 points in 80 games.
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr. has 88 points (1.3 per game), scoring 39 goals and adding 49 assists.
  • Sam Reinhart’s 84 points this season have come via 33 goals and 51 assists.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has a record of 39-7-3. He has allowed 137 goals (2.67 goals against average) and racked up 1428 saves.
  • Florida Panthers Season Stats

  • The Panthers are the top-scoring squad in the NHL with an average of 4.1 goals per game, resulting in 337 this season.
  • The Panthers are ranked 12th in total goals against, giving up 3.0 goals per game (242 total) in league action.
  • Their +95 goal differential is top-ranked in the league.
  • The Panthers’ 64 power-play goals this season are second-best in the NHL (on 262 power-play chances).
  • The Panthers have the league’s fifth-best power-play conversion rate at 24.4%.
  • The Panthers have scored a total of 12 shorthanded goals this season.
  • The Panthers have the league’s 16th-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 79.5%.
  • With a 48.2% faceoff win rate, the Panthers have the 22nd-ranked rate in the NHL.
  • The Panthers have an 11.0% shooting percentage as a team, ranking fourth in the league.
  • The Panthers have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 25.0 hits and 12.1 blocked shots per game.
  • Capitals vs. Panthers Betting Trends

  • This season the Capitals have 17 wins in the 32 games in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • Washington has gone 4-3 when bookmakers have listed them as underdogs of +153 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The win probability for the Capitals, implied from the moneyline, is 39.5%.
  • Washington Capitals Leaders

  • Alex Ovechkin is a top offensive contributor for his club with 91 points (1.2 per game). He has scored 50 goals and 41 assists in 77 games (playing 20:34 per game).
  • Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov has racked up 78 total points (1.0 per game), with 24 goals and 54 assists.
  • John Carlson has scored 17 goals and contributed 54 assists for Washington, giving him a point total of 71.
  • Ilya Samsonov’s record stands at 23-12-5 on the season, allowing 119 goals (3.0 goals against average) and amassing 1026 saves with an .896 save percentage (56th in the league).
  • Washington Capitals Season Stats

  • The Capitals’ 270 total goals (3.3 per game) are the 10th-most in the league.
  • The Capitals have allowed 242 total goals (3.0 per game) to rank 12th.
  • Their 12th-ranked goal differential is +28.
  • The Capitals have scored 47 power-play goals this season (19th in the NHL) on 256 power-play chances.
  • The Capitals have the NHL’s 24th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 18.4%.
  • The Capitals have scored eight shorthanded goals.
  • The 80.4% of opponent power plays the Capitals kill is the 12th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
  • The Capitals have the league’s 30th-ranked faceoff win percentage (47.1%).
  • The Capitals are shooting 10.5% (eighth in the league).
  • The Capitals have not had a shutout win yet this season.
  • Panthers and Capitals Injury Report

    Panthers: Markus Nutivaara: Out (Undisclosed), Jonas Johansson: Out (COVID-19)

    Capitals: Carl Hagelin: Out (Eye), Tom Wilson: Day To Day (Lower Body)

    Betting Tips for Panthers vs. Capitals

    Our best bet is Panthers on the moneyline at -182 and Capitals (+1.5) against the spread after looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will go over the total of 6.5 goals.

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