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St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals Pick and Betting Preview

Capitol One Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Washington Capitals and the visiting St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Capitals were listed earlier today as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

A 3.2-2.3 result in favor of the Blues is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals are 25-13-3 so far on the season. The St. Louis Blues, meanwhile, are 26-16-2. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Washington go 23-18 and the Blues go 17-27 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Washington Capitals at No. 10 and the St. Louis Blues at No. 27 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 3.12 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.52 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 19.35% while the Blues defense kills off 82.09% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Capitals were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis's last 14 games
  • St. Louis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Florida, Tuesday, January 9th
Washington home to Vancouver, Tuesday, January 9th