Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals Preview


Washington Capitals

Colorado Avalanche
9-7-1 November 10, 2013, 08:00 PM | Pepsi Center 13-2-0



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling Colorado on Sunday at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche are 13-2-0 so far on the season. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 9-7-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 7-8 and the Capitals go 9-8 on the totals.

View Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Avalanche in this one found them earlier as -163 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game puts the Avalanche, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

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Washington lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Coyotes on November 9. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Flames on November 8. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at -250 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 7-ranked offense (3.33 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.82 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 19.15% rate while the Capitals have a 88.24% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington at Columbus, Tuesday, November 12th
Colorado at Hartford , Tuesday, November 12th
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