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Hockey Matchup - Washington Capitals St. Louis Blues Odds Preview

St. Louis Blues

Washington Capitals
13-2-3 November 17, 2013, 06:00 PM | Verizon Center 11-8-1

NHL wagering interest swings to the Washington vs St. Louis battle on Sunday at Verizon Center as the Capitals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Washington will face the 13-2-3 Blues. In totals betting, the Capitals are 11-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blues are 9-8-1 favoring the OVER.

View St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

The Blues were listed as -116 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday at BetOnline.

The Capitals sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-2 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on St. Louis at -255 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Wings. They won as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 5-ranked offense (3.25 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.33 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 24.39% rate while the Blues have a 83.08% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Blues at Capitals trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 4-7-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Buffalo, Tuesday, November 19th
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, November 20th