the Washington Capitals (25-18-6) Complete a 3-game road trip against them Colorado Avalanche (25-17-3) Tuesday at the Ball Arena. Puck Drop is scheduled for 9 p.m. (ESPN+). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Capitals vs Avalanche oddsand meet our expert NHL tips and predictions.
The Capitals opened Thursday with a 4-0 win in Arizona but suffered a 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night on the Strip. The Caps have alternated losses and wins in the last 5 games.
The Avalanche defeated the Seattle Kraken 2-1 in a shootout to win for the fifth straight game. The Avs have only conceded 1 goal in each of their last 3 games and conceded the Under in each game.
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Capitals with Avalanche odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; For a full list, visit the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Hub. The lines were last updated at 11:01 AM ET.
- Money Line (ML): Capitals +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Avalanche -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
- Puck Line (PL)/Against the Spread (ATS): uppercase +1.5 (-200) | Avalanche -1.5 (+165)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -125 | B: +105)
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Capitals in Avalanche projected goalkeepers
Darcy Kumper (14-12-4, 2.55 GAA, 0.917 SV%, 5 SO) vs. Alexander Georgiev (18-11-3, 2.64 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 2 SO)
Kuemper was knocked out in Vegas on Saturday, allowing 4 goals on just 18 shots before rebounding midway through the 2nd period. He seeks revenge on his former team. Kuemper allowed 4 goals on 29 shots in a 4-0 loss to the Avalanche in DC on November 19 in the 1st encounter.
Georgiev converted 28 of the 29 shots he faced in Friday’s 4-1 win in Vancouver for his second straight win. He’s only 3-3-0 in January, but he’s got a solid 2.52 GAA and .930 SV% in those 6 starts.
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Capitals at Avalanche tips and predictions
Avalanche 3, Capitals 2
the AVALANCHE (-145) aren’t overpriced, and they’re a great bet on home ice cream. The defending champions have won 5 times in a row, scoring an average of 4.6 goals per game.
The Capitals (+125) lost the first meeting 4-0 and only 4-2 overall in their last 6 games. Washington is 2-5 in their last 7 games when playing on 2 rest days.
Puck Line/Against the Scatter
The Capitals +1.5 (-200) will cost you twice your potential return, and that’s a little too expensive if you want insurance. Just play directly against the home team for better value for money.
the UNDER 5.5 (+105) is a decent game with plus money.
The Under have a 4-1-1 record in their last 6 games against Western Conference teams and an even more impressive 16-5-1 in their last 22 games against Central Division clubs.
The Avs are 15-6-1 overall in their last 22 games for the Avs, while going 7-1 in their last 8 against Metropolitan Division opponents.
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