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NHL Betting Line Favors the Washington Capitals over the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday

The Washington Capitals battle the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday in NHL betting odds action at Verizon Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Washington sat as -119 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.7-2.1 win for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Colorado Avalanche have seen them go 2-0-0 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 1-0-1. In totals betting, the Washington Capitals are 0-1-1, while the Avalanche are 2-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Colorado injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 28-rated Colorado Avalanche taking on the No. -rated Washington Capitals in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 28-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Colorado Avalanche defense that ranks No. 26 at 4 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Avalanche have a 55.56% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Washington was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Islanders. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Tampa Bay, Thursday, October 20th
Washington at Florida, Thursday, October 20th

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