Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Avalanche vs. Capitals NHL Odds
Looking for Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Avalanches taking on the Capitals on Monday October 14th at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Avalanche Capitals matchup.
(4-0-0 Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals (3-1-2)
Date: Monday, October 14th
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington DC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Avalanche +115, Capitals -135
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Capitals -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
Click here to view… NHL ATS Stats & Expert NHL Betting Insight!
The best game of Monday’s NHL slate has to be Washington trying to hand Colorado their first defeat of the season. Colorado is off to a fantastic start, but all four of their wins have come in the comfort of the Pepsi Center.
Washington has had some struggles lately and are just 0-0-2 at home. Is the value in this one on Colorado at +115?
There’s high hopes for Colorado this season and so far in 2019/20 the Avs have lived up to the hype. Jared Bednar’s team has taken care of business on their own ice, winning all four games at the Pepsi Center this year.
The Avs not only go on the road for the first time in an early Monday at 5:00 PM start, this is also the first game they’ve been listed as an underdog in. Colorado has rolled through Calgary, Minnesota, Boston, and Arizona…but they were also supposed to as favorites in each.
That doesn’t mean Colorado hasn’t been playing some great hockey though. The Avs are averaging 4.0 goals per game, which is 8th in the league.
The Colorado starts have stepped up early in the season. Mikko Rantanen has 3 goals in 4 games and Gabriel Landeskog has 2 goals and 2 assists. C Nathan Mackinnon has dished out 5 helpers already.
Despite having a great offense, Colorado has also looked very solid on the defensive end of the ice. The last 3 opponents have been held to 2 goals or less as the Avs are 5th in goals against.
Philipp Grubauer has been between the pipes for 3 of the Avs 4 wins this season. He’ll get the nod Monday as well trying to build on a .931 save percentage that is 11th in the league.
Washington is favored as they are home on Monday. The Capitals get a bit of an edge with Colorado playing their first road game of the year but otherwise the Capital One Arena hasn’t been kind to the home team.
Only two of the Caps six games have been at home so far this year. They were also both OT losses to Carolina and Dallas. With a loss at Nashville mixed in there, the Capitals have just one win in their last 4 games.
It’s a surprise Washington’s record isn’t better than 3-1-2 actually. Alex Ovechkin has netted 4 goals and John Carlson is on pace for an amazing season with 2 goals and 8 assists already.
Braden Holtby gets the likely start on Monday trying to rebound from some early season struggles. Holtby was in net for both OT home losses and also gave up 6 goals on 38 shots to Nashville in his last start on Thursday.
The Washington defense is actually 2nd in the league in shots against at just 27.5. All that does is make their goaltending woes shine even brighter however.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Avalanche are 4-0 last 4 Monday games
- Avalanche are 0-4 last 4 as an underdog
- Under is 10-3-1 last 14 Avalanche road games
- Capitals are 14-6 last 20 as a favorite
- Avalanche are 1-9 last 10 H2H meetings
Free Washington Capitals vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Prediction:
The Avalanche may be a popular pick on Monday afternoon but Washington has owned them winning 9 of the last 10. Colorado may struggle in their first road game of the season.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Capitals -135
Good value on Washington at home here.
NHL Free Prediction: Capitals 4 – Avalanche 3
If you’re looking for more NHL picks like this Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire 2019 NHL season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
CappersPicks.com has NHL odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NHL lines up for early games as well.