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Capitals vs Avalanche Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Colorado Looks for Sixth Straight Win

The Colorado Avalanche hope to extend their winning streak when they visit the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. The NHL odds favor Colorado, but the Capitals have won nine of their last 11 road games and are 6-1 in their last seven trips to the Ball Arena. The Avalanche, on the other hand, have won five straight as they face their old goaltender: Darcy Kuemper.

Let’s check the latest NHL news, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Capitals vs Avalanche. We’ve got plenty of NHL picks for you to consider.

Capitals vs Avalanche Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Capitals vs Avalanche Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Capitals’ Defense Lie in Goal

A big part of Washington’s success on the road has been its goaltending. Kuemper, who returns to Colorado for the first time since hoisting the Stanley Cup, has been in top form. Kuemper has performed well on the road posting a 92.2 save percentage and 2.46 goals against average.

As a result, Washington is giving up just 2.92 goals on road trips. This is despite the Capitals being just “okay” on defense. They rank as average or just below average in scoring chances against and expected goals against.

On offense, the Capitals are scoring just enough to be positive in goal differential. Ovechkin has 30 goals to lead the team, but he’ll need more consistent support, with Dylan Strome (11) and Marcus Johansson (12) scoring. But getting more from Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has just six goals, will go a long way when betting online.

Avalanche Returning to Form?

Are the dark times over for Colorado? The team has won five straight games, outscoring opponents 23-6. Most impressively, the team did this despite not dominating the puck as much as it did in its previous two seasons. Oh, and it’s doing all this without star defenseman Cale Makar.

The Avalanche’s special teams are also back with a vengeance. The team scored six out of 15 times while killing off 12 of 13 penalties. Alexandar Georgiev and Pavel Francouz have also formed a formidable duo in net.

If Colorado can keep it up, it can justify the lofty online gambling odds it keeps getting. The Avalanche are just 11-8-3 at home for a -$524 moneyline result thus far. It will take more than a few more wins to get this team back to the top five and as a profitable betting option.

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Capitals vs Avalanche Head-to-Head

The Capitals are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Avalanche. The total has gone over six times in this span. However, the score differential between the two is just a goal: 34-33. At least one team scored four or more goals in seven games.

Capitals vs Avalanche Game Information

  • Game: Capitals (25-18-6) vs Avalanche (25-17-3)
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Capitals vs Avalanche Live Stream: NHL.TV

Capitals vs Avalanche Betting Lines

Capitals vs Avalanche Picks & Prediction

Despite the Capitals’ recent successes against the Avalanche, Colorado has been hot and this team is nigh-unstoppable when it gets going. Washington should start Kuemper here and the Avalanche’s familiarity with him will work against the Capitals. Bank on Colorado to extend its streak to six straight wins.

Colorado is listed at -135 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Avalanche, you have a chance to win $74. The Washington Capitals are +115, offering a chance to win $115 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Avalanche a 57.45% chance to win, with the Capitals at 46.51%.

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