- The Colorado Avalanche head to Capital One Arena on November 19, 2022 to take on the Washington Capitals
- The Avalanche vs Capitals odds list Colorado has favorites
- Read below to find out the best NHL betting pick for Saturday night
We’ve got NHL action early and often this Saturday. The Avalanche head to Capital One Arena on November 19, 2022, for a 7 PM EST puck drop. Colorado are listed as -145 moneyline favorites in the Avalanche vs Capitals odds.
Let’s take a look at the Avalanche vs Capitals odds for Saturday night at BetMGM Sportsbook as we dissect our favorite NHL play for this matchup.
Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals Odds
|Team||Money Line||Puck Line||Over / Under|
|Colorado Avalanche||-145||-1.5 (+160)||Over 6.5 (+100)|
|Washington Capitals||+125||+1.5 (-190)||Under 6.5 (-120)|
Odds as of November 19 at BetMGM
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Colorado Avalanche Betting Outlook
Colorado are sixth in Western Conference, however, they still find themselves as favorites in the Stanley Cup odds. Surprisingly enough, the Avalanche are 7-3 to the under in their last 10 games. Could be the reason we are seeing the juice on the under in the Avalanche vs Capitals odds.
But, let’s talk about Colorado’s offensive struggles this year. Colorado’s xGoals % this year is 47.77, which is 10th worst in the NHL, and are currently tied with Minnesota with 26 goals for which is fourth fewest in the NHL. Not to mention, they are seventh last in the NHL in Expected Goals For per 60 at 2.35.
However, this Washington team is quite banged up right now with Dimitry Orlov, TJ Oshie, Tom Wilson, Nick Backstrom, Carl Hagelin, and a few others are sidelined with injuries.
Although Colorado’s offense has been streaky, they’ve been great in this road favorite spot. They average over 3.5 goals per game and allow fewer than 2.5. Charlie Lindgren started for the Capitals on Thursday night, so that should leave us with the Darcy Kuemper revenge game.
Washington Capitals Betting Outlook
Washington comes into this rivalry winners of their last three meetings. The Capitals hate road trips this year after being one of the better teams away from home last year with a 2-8 record. Lucky for them, they’re at Capital One Arena for this one.
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The Capitals lost in a shootout in their most recent game against the Blues. They out chanced St. Louis 4-2 in that game, but still lost because of some poor goaltending from Lindgren at times.
They did have an expected goals mark of 4.47 against St. Louis, whereas when Colorado played them earlier this week they managed an expected goals mark of 3.53.
Avalanche vs Capitals NHL Pick
This is one team Colorado has really struggled against:
- Avalanche are 1-6 in their last 7 trips to Capital One Arena
- Avalanche are 2-12 in their 14 meetings with the Capitals
You now have one team in Washington who played in a game they should have won but didn’t, and a Colorado team who beat Carolina on Thursday in a game where they shouldn’t have.
I think Washington has shown some fight as of late, and that shootout loss must have stung after an inspired comeback. Considering how poor Colorado’s track record is in Washington, I’m going to roll with the underdogs at +145 in the Avalanche vs Capitals odds.
Pick: Capitals ML (+145)
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