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Can Blackhawks get back on track vs Capitals?

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to break a four-game losing streak when they kick in the door to the Capital One Arena to face Washington. The ’Hawks are 6-8 SU on the road this season and have been a difficult wager for bettors with their Jekyll and Hyde ways. They opened as +120 road dogs to get the victory in the U.S. capital.

  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Blackhawks’ last eight games.
  • The Blackhawks are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games against teams with winning records.
  • Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL with 20 goals this season.

Chicago can’t seem to get any momentum this season and if they’re not careful, they could miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Blackhawks have been mediocre at home (6-7 SU) and on the road and losing starting goaltender Corey Crawford to injury will only add to their woes. This could be a year where they take a step back and bettors planning to place a wager on them should do so with extreme caution until they show some consistency.

The Capitals, on the other hand, are playing some of their best hockey of the season and opened as -125 favorites. Washington is rolling now, having won five of its last six games, and is 10-5 SU at home this season. Teams in the Metropolitan Division were hoping for the Capitals to regress but Washington has proven in recent years that it’s a great regular-season team. When you factor in that the Caps are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games vs the Blackhawks, it shouldn’t be hard to consider their moneyline for tonight.

The total opened at 5.5 goals and while the UNDER has hit in five straight road games for the Blackhawks, the OVER could be the way to go. The Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in five straight games while the Capitals average just under three goals per game at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Washington Capitals as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The OVER/UNDER total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.4-2 win for the Capitals on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 12-10-5 this season, while the Capitals are 16-11-1. Chicago is 12-14-1 against the total, while Washington is 15-13 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 27 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals' No. 14-ranked offense (2.96 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Capitals power play has clicked at a 20.99% rate while the Blackhawks have a 82.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -106 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -114 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games
  • Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Buffalo, Friday, December 8
Washington home to New York, Friday, December 8