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Caps Look To Clinch Presidents' Trophy

There may still be more than two weeks left of the NHL regular season, but the Washington Capitals can clinch the Presidents' Trophy with just one point on Saturday night. The Caps will need to buck history to do so, as the team is just 6-13-1 in their past 20 games against the St. Louis Blues.

Shark Bites
  • The Blues are 10-3 SU in their past 13 games on the road.
  • The UNDER is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between the Capitals and Blues.
  • These two teams have not met yet this season, but the Blues won the last affair 4-3.

Washington has the best home record in the NHL with the team posting a nearly unbeatable 28-6-2 mark at the Verizon Center. Since the start of the new calendar year, the Caps are 13-3-1 on home ice, which includes wins in five of their past six.

The Blues will turn to Jake Allen in nets as they try to win their fourth consecutive game Saturday. Allen, who has not started since allowing five goals to the Edmonton Oilers 10 days ago, has allowed nine goals on 43 shots in his past two starts.

St. Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington will face the 44-22-9 Blues. In totals betting, the Capitals are 29-28-16 in over under betting so far this season while the St. Louis Blues are 28-37-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Washington Capitals) and the No. 3 (St. Louis Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.18 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 23.87% while the Blues defense kills off 84.88% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Canucks on March 25. Bettors who backed the Blues at -275 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -180 were rewarded, while the 1 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Washington is 6-13-1 SU in its last 20 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Colorado, Tuesday, March 29th
Washington home to Columbus, Monday, March 28th