The Washington Capitals (22-18-6) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (29-13-6) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on ESPN+. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 2:00 ET.
Capitals vs Stars
The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into today’s game against the Dallas Stars, the Washington Capitals have an overall record of 22-18-6 and are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, the Capitals have gone 4-6 and have lost three straight games.
When playing on the road this season, Washington has gone 9-11-2, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak away from home. As the underdog, the Capitals have a record of 11-17-4 this year.
Washington enters the game with an average scoring differential of -.7 goals per game. So far, the Capitals have 20 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 20-26, including a mark of 9-13 on the road.
As the underdog, Washington has a puck line record of 16-16 this season. In their last ten games, the Capitals have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line, and their puck line record on the road this year is 3-7 in their last ten road games.
After suffering a 6-2 loss on the road to the Avalanche, the Capitals are looking to bounce back today. During the initial two periods, the Capitals had trouble scoring on offense, but they turned things around by notching two goals in the third period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 25 shots on goal and had 2 turnovers.
Washington entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win
As the Stars get set to take on the Washington Capitals, Dallas finds themselves in 4th place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 29-13-6. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 7-3 and have won two straight games.
At home this season, Dallas has gone 15-8-2 and has won each of their last two games at the American Airlines Center. When favored in games this season, the Stars have gone 27-12-5 and have won each of their last three games when favored.
On the season, the Stars have gone 18-30 against the puck line, and they have gone 14-30 against the puck line when favored. Dallas comes into this one having gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games and 6-4 in their last ten.
So far, the Stars have had 14 wins by multiple goals compared to 15 wins by just one goal. In their last ten home games, the Stars have gone just 3-7 against the puck line, and for the year, they have a puck line mark of 7-18 at home.
In their most recent game, the Stars faced the Ducks and came out victorious with a score of 4-3. Offensively, the Stars’ offense scored in each period against the Ducks. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 44 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.
Dallas’ straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Washington Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Capitals are scoring an 2.3 goals per game this season, ranking 30th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Capitals have a 7-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 15-13 record.
The Capitals’ over/under record this season is 18-27-1. For the season, they have had 31 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.5 goals per game.
Stars Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. This season, the Stars are 17-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-5 record.
The Stars come in with an over/under record of 30-17-1. Over the season, there have been 30 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.8 goals per game.
Washington Team Defense
The Capitals defense is currently 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Washington. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 15th with 3 shutouts.
Dallas Team Defense
Defensively, the Stars come into the season ranked 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Dallas. For the season, they are ranked 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Capitals vs Stars Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Capitals have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
- Across the Stars last five home games, the team averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
- Through their last five games as the underdog, the Stars have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Capitals have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 3-7.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Capitals to come out with a win against the Stars while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at +185, I’m placing my bet on the Capitals to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Capitals winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Capitals straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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