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St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals Preview

Washington Capitals

St. Louis Blues
35-30-13 April 08, 2014, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 52-19-7

The St. Louis Blues look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Capitals arrive at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.

The Blues sport a record of 52-19-7 heading into this matchup, while the Capitals sit at 35-30-13 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-36-8 for the Blues and 38-40 for the Capitals. View Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blues as -215 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Blues - Capitals odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 15.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Islanders on April 5. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

St. Louis was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Blackhawks. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.14 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.03 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 20.3% while the Capitals defense kills off 81.45% of their penalties.

Next up:
Washington at Carolina, Thursday, April 10th
St. Louis at Minnesota, Thursday, April 10th