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Colorado Avalanche

Washington Capitals
4-0-0 October 12, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 1-3-0

The Washington Capitals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Colorado Avalanche invade Verizon Center on Saturday.

The Capitals are 1-3-0 so far on the season. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 4-0-0. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 2-2 and the Avalanche go 1-3 on the totals.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -136 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 2 and the Avalanche at No. 24 heading into this contest.

Colorado was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They won as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Washington lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Hurricanes on October 10. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at +152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 1 at 0.75 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 35.29% while the Avalanche defense kills off 100% of their penalties.

A few Avalanche at Capitals trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Washington is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Dallas, Tuesday, October 15th
Washington at Edmonton, Monday, October 14th