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Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues Pick and Betting Preview

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Capitals were listed as -110 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

A 3.9-1.3 result in favor of the Capitals 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.

Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis will face the 29-9-6 Capitals. In totals betting, the Blues are 20-17-8 in over under betting so far this season while the Washington Capitals are 18-16-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the St. Louis Blues, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Washington Capitals, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 11-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.14 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 22.22% rate while the Capitals have a 85.99% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington lost its last outing, a 8-7 result against the Penguins on January 16. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

St. Louis was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Senators. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Washington is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Dallas, Saturday, January 21st
St. Louis at Winnipeg, Saturday, January 21st