Planning on watching today’s Avalanche and Capitals game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Capitals hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Avalanche come into this non-conference matchup favored by -1.5 goals. The over/under line currently sits at 6 goals.

COLORADO AVALANCHE VS WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Capitals winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Capitals on the moneyline (+138)
  • The Capitals are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can Colorado Lock in a Road Win?

Heading into today’s game, the Colorado Avalanche have an overall record of 32-17-4, which has them in 3rd place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone just 4-6 and have dropped three straight games.

On the road this season, Colorado has gone 12-12-4, and they have lost three straight games away from home. As the favorite, the Avalanche have gone 29-12-4 this season.

On the road this season, the Avalanche have gone just 9-19 against the puck line and are at 25-28 overall. So far, they have 24 wins by multiple goals and have gone 22-23 against the puck line when favored.

Colorado’s average scoring differential this year is +.5 goals per game, and they have dropped their last four games against the puck line. In their last 10 road games, the Avalanche have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

For the season, Colorado’s games have finished with an average of 6.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 31-20-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Avalanche 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.

When looking at their offense, the Avalanche have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. Looking at how the Avalanche’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 8th in shorthanded goals.

Colorado’s current leading scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. This season, he has 32 goals, which puts him 5th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 53 assists so far.

The Capitals defense is currently 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 8th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Alexandar Georgiev gets the start and has made 43 starts this season. His record at this point is 27-13, and his save percentage is 0.99%.

Will the Washington Defense Show Up at Home?

As the 11th ranked team in the Eastern Conference, the Capitals have struggled mightily of late, going just 3-7 in their last ten games. Over the course of the season, Washington has gone 23-21-8, including a 13-9-5 record at home. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Capitals have gone 13-15.

For the season, Washington has been the underdog in 36 of their 52 games, going 12-19-6 in those games. Over their last five games, the Capitals are just 1-4, and they have dropped their last two games at home.

At home, the Capitals are 12-14 against the puck line this season, and they have an average scoring margin of -0.4 goals per game. So far, Washington has been the underdog in 36 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 19-17.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 23-28, and they have 13 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Capitals are 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin as the underdog this year is -1.2 goals per contest.

On average, Washington’s games have finished with 5.5 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6. In total, the Capitals come in with an over/under record of 20-29-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 30th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. This season, the Capitals are 8-7 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-14 record.

Washington’s current leading scorer is Dylan Strome. This season, he has 20 goals, which puts him 40th in the NHL. Strome also comes into the game with 15 assists.

The Capitals defense is currently 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 8th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Charlie Lindgren gets the start and has made 22 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-7, and his save percentage is 0.654%.