Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Avalanche vs Capitals NHL Odds
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(22-22-8) Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals (29-18-5)
Date: Thursday, February 7th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -172
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Washington Capitals have had an up and down go of it lately but they have a great chance of getting their 2nd win in a row vs. Colorado on Thursday. The Avalanche are a decent 12-12-2 on the road, but they’re in the midst of a 1-4 stretch and all four games of those were at home. Despite their issues, the Caps still have a 15-9-2 home record.
Colorado’s potent offense has gone into a complete funk lately. Prior to Tuesday’s 3-6 loss to Columbus the Avalanche have put up just 3 goals total in losses to Nashville, Minnesota, and Vancouver. The potential is always there for the Colorado offense, but Washington has been scoring at a hot clip lately.
Oddsmakers have set Wednesday’s O/U at 6.5 expecting a lot of goals scored. Does that mean the Avalanche offense busts loose – or Semyor Varlamov gets rocked in net. He’s lost two straight starts, giving up 8 goals on just 8 goals on 52 shots.
the Caps and Avalanche did go to OT earlier in the season which does give Colorado hope. So does the fact that Washington lost 7 straight games prior to the all-star break. The Caps have been at home every game since the break, notching wins over Calgary and Vancouver while also getting shut out by Boston.
Despite the goose egg vs. the Bruins, the Caps offense has been playing rather well. Washington has scored 3+ in 5 of 6 games. The Caps may not need a whole lot of goals to get the win as G Braden Holtby has allowed just 6 total goals in 3 games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Avalanche are 7-20 their last 27 overall
- Avalanche are 1-6 their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record
- Capitals are 2-8 their last 10 overall
- Avalanche are 1-8 the last 9 H2H meetings
Free Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
Ultimately Washington is just too much for Colorado in this one. The Caps’ recent skid has dropped them to 6th in the Eastern Conference so they need wins where they can get them. Up against the Avalanche is definitely one of those contests that the Washington can “get.”
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington -1.5
The Caps are too much as they’ve been at home for four straight games now.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 5 – Colorado 2
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