Blues at Capitals 1/14/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game: Washington Capitals vs Saint Louis Blues
Date & Time: 1/15/2019, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: WAS -200 Total 6
TV Channel: FSMW

The Blues have seen their fair share of struggles on the season and have to battle to get out of the basement. However, the Blues are a team that sits only 1 spot out of the cellar in the Central Division. What is even worse is the talent the Blues have on the roster is extensive, but has not shown up on the ice like it should on the year.

The Blues have seen some struggles offensively with 2.81 goals a game being scored. The defense of the Blues has been decent for the season with only 3.09 goals a game allowed. When it comes to the power play conversion the Blues convert on 19.5%, but have killed off only 79.6%.
The Capitals are going to look to bounce back after the loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night. One thing the Capitals will be looking towards is if Braden Holtby will be able to come back into the game here or not after he was removed from the game Saturday night for taking a high stick to the face.

The Capitals on the year, when healthy, have been able to score at a clip of 3.43 goals a game. The defense for the Capitals is giving up 2.89 goals a game. The Capitals have ended up converting on the power play at 20.9%, but have killed off 77.8%.

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Betting Trends

Blues are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
Capitals are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Under is 17-8 in Blues last 25 vs. Eastern Conference.
Over is 6-0-1 in Capitals last 7 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.

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The Blues have had quite a few problems on the year when it comes to scoring and the defense for the Blues has been fairly hard up. Look for the Blues to come in here and the defense will struggle against the pressing offense of the Capitals. The Capitals defense, if Holtby is not in the game will have some issues in slowing down the Blues offense, but will do just enough to win the game. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win in low scoring under 3-1.

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