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Moneyline favors Capitals in battle with Avalanche

Washington CapitalsColorado Avalanche
Dec 17, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

16-13-1TEAM RECORD14-17-1

The Colorado Avalanche will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Capitals invade Pepsi Center on Saturday.

The Avalanche sit at 14-17-1 on the season; in comparison, the Capitals are currently 16-13-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Colorado is 15-15-2 OU, and Washington is 18-12 OU.

View Washington vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Avalanche in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +130 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Avalanche - Capitals odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 9.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 18-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 22.1% rate while the Capitals have a 81.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Washington won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Jets on December 15. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Sharks. They lost as +185 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing San Jose are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Capitals at Avalanche trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Colorado
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Nashville, Tuesday, December 20
Colorado home to Philadelphia, Monday, December 19

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