Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 1/24/2024

The Washington Capitals (22-17-6) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (30-14-3) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. The Avalanche are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite being the underdog, the Capitals have been the favorite in 14 of their 45 games this season. They have gone 11-1-2 in those games, and they have won two straight games when they are favored. In their last ten games, Washington has gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games.

On the road this season, the Capitals have gone 9-10-2. They have lost three straight road games, and they have gone 11-16-4 as the underdog this season. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is in 11th place, and they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division.

Washington has a puck line record of 20-25 this year and they have gone 5-5 over their last ten games. So far, the Capitals have been the underdog in 31 games, and they have a puck line record of 16-15 in those games. They have lost their last two games vs. the puck line and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -1.3 goals per game.

When playing on the road, the Capitals have gone 9-12 vs. the puck line, and they have a scoring margin of -0.9 goals per game. Over their last ten games on the road, Washington has a puck line record of 4-6. So far, the team has 13 losses by just one goal, and they have gone 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five road games.

In their most recent game, the Capitals fell to the Wild on the road by a score of 5-3. On offense, the Capitals were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with two goals in the third. Of Washington’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 33 shots on goal and three giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Washington not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Avalanche have been dominant, going 18-5-0, and they have won their last two games at home. Over their last ten games, Colorado is 7-3, and they have a record of 30-14-3 overall, which puts them in 3rd place in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Avalanche are 19-11 this season.

As the favorite this season, Colorado has gone 27-11-3, and they have won their last two games when favored. Over their last five games, the Avalanche are 3-2, and they are 2-1 in their last three games. So far this year, they have been favored in 41 of their 47 games.

At home this season, the Avalanche have a puck line mark of 14-9 and an average scoring margin of +1.4 goals per game. So far, they have 22 wins by multiple goals and 10 losses by multiple goals.

Overall, Colorado has a puck line record of 23-24, and their puck line mark as the favorite is 20-21. In their last ten home games, the team’s puck line record is 6-4.

In their most recent matchup, the Avalanche played against the Flyers and won with a score of 7-4. The Avalanche’s offense scored in each period against the Flyers. Out of Colorado’s seven goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 25 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Colorado came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Washington Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Capitals come in averaging 2.4 goals per game this season, which is 30th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. Coming into the game, the Capitals have a 7-5 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 15-12.

The Capitals come in with an over/under record of 17-27-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.4 per game.

Avalanche Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. The Avalanche went 18-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-5.

The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 28-17-2. For the season, they have had 28 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging7 goals per game.

Washington Team Defense

Defensively, the Capitals come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Washington. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Capitals vs Avalanche Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Washington has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Colorado has an puck line record of 6-4 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 9-1 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Colorado has an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Capitals have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Capitals vs Avalanche Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Avalanche. Nevertheless, given the payout of -249, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Capitals to cover. Even if the Avalanche manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Capitals should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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