Colorado Avalanche at Washington Capitals
NHL Hockey: Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (Capital One Arena)
Moneyline: Colorado Avalanche +165 / Washington Capitals -200
Over/Under – 6
ESPN NHL Pick Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals
The Washington Capitals take on the Colorado Avalanche for today’s encounter.
The Colorado Avalanche are on an all time low with just two wins and eight losses from their last 10 games. Their latest loss came against the Blue Jackets who beat them 6-3 at home. The Avalanche are placed sixth on the Central Division with 52pts. They are now one of the lowest placed teams in the league this season. As things stand they virtually have no chance for qualifying into the playoffs. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. The Avalanche are 29-66 in their last 95 road games, 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-20 in their last 27 overall.
The Capitals who were once thought of as favorites to win the season now find themselves in a similar situation as the Avalanche. With eight losses and two wins from their last ten encounters the Capitals have made it difficult for themselves to maintain their playoff spot. However they gained some momentum from their last encounter in which they beat the Cancucks 3-2 at home. The Capitals are placed second in the Metropolitan Division and are second to only to the Islanders who are at 66pts. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. The Capitals are 122-59 in their last 181 home games, 1-6 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 2-8 in their last 10 overall.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Colorado’s last 12 games
Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Washington is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games
Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
ESPN NHL Pick Washington Capitals vs. Colorado Avalanche.
Both the Capitals and the Avalanche have played some of their worst hockey over the last month. However the Avalanche are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 1-8 in the last 9 meetings. Washington might not be performing as well as they did earlier this season, but they might not need to be at their best against an Avalanche team who has a terrible record at Washington. The Capitals on their worst day are still a better team than the Avalanche, and for this reason I would bet on Washington for this one.
Pick – Washington Capitals -200