Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
The Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals — both coming off victories — will meet on Monday at 9:00 PM ET, at Ball Arena in Denver. The sportsbooks have made the Avalanche solid favorites at -189 on the moneyline, and the Capitals are at +157. Find more below on the Avalanche vs. Capitals betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Avalanche vs. Capitals Spread and Betting Line
Avalanche vs Capitals Betting Information
Avalanche vs. Capitals Game Info
- Game Day: Monday, April 18, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Computer Predictions for Avalanche vs. Capitals
Computer picks for Avalanche vs Capitals
Avalanche 4 Capitals 2
Avalanche vs. Capitals Betting Trends
Colorado has gone 52-18 as the favorite this season.
The Avalanche have won 35 of the 43 games they have played with moneyline odds shorter than -189.
Colorado has a 65.4% chance of winning this game, per the moneyline odds.
Colorado Avalanche Leaders
Mikko Rantanen is currently one of Colorado’s leading contributors (91 total points), having registered 36 goals and 55 assists.
Nathan MacKinnon has 84 points (1.4 per game), scoring 31 goals and adding 53 assists.
Nazem Kadri has scored 26 goals and added 57 assists through 65 games for Colorado.
Darcy Kuemper has a record of 36-9-3. He has allowed 119 goals (2.41 goals against average) and racked up 1469 saves.
Colorado Avalanche Season Stats
The Avalanche’s 290 goals this season make them the second-best scoring team in the league.
The Avalanche have conceded the fifth-fewest goals in league action this season, 205 (2.7 per game).
With a +85 goal differential, they’re ranked second-best in the league.
The 66 power-play goals the Avalanche have scored this season (on 252 power-play chances) lead the league.
The Avalanche’s 26.2% power-play conversion rate is second-best in the league this season.
The Avalanche’s offense has recorded six shorthanded goals this season (15th among all squads).
The Avalanche have the league’s 18th-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 79.2%.
The Avalanche’s players win 47.2% of their faceoffs to rank 28th in the NHL.
The Avalanche shoot 11% as a team, ranked fourth-best in the league.
The Avalanche’s players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.3 hits and 13.3 blocked shots per game.
Capitals vs. Avalanche Betting Trends
The Capitals have been listed as the underdog 25 times this season, and upset their opponent 13 times.
Washington has had moneyline odds of +157 or longer once this season and lost that game.
The moneyline in this contest implies a 38.9% chance for the Capitals to win.
Washington Capitals Leaders
Alex Ovechkin has scored 47 goals (0.6 per game) and put up 40 assists (0.5 per game), taking 4.3 shots per game and shooting 14.8%. That makes him among the leaders for Washington with 87 total points (1.2 per game).
Evgeny Kuznetsov is key for Washington’s attack with 74 total points (1.0 per game), including 23 goals and 51 assists through 72 games.
Washington’s John Carlson has 67 points (15 goals, 52 assists) this season.
Washington’s Vitek Vanecek is 19-11-5 this season, compiling 947 saves and giving up 95 goals (2.7 goals against average) with a .909 save percentage (27th in the league).
Washington Capitals Season Stats
The Capitals’ 255 total goals (3.4 per game) are the eighth-most in the league.
The Capitals’ 221 total goals given up (3.0 per game) rank 14th in the NHL.
They have a +34 goal differential, which ranks 11th in the league.
The Capitals have recorded 45 power-play goals this season (17th in the NHL) on 231 power-play chances.
The Capitals’ power-play conversion rate (19.5%) ranks 21st in the league.
The Capitals have scored eight shorthanded goals this season (eighth among NHL teams).
The 81.8% penalty-kill percentage the Capitals have amassed is the league’s 11th-ranked rate.
The Capitals have the 28th-ranked faceoff win rate in the NHL (47.2%).
The 10.8% shooting percentage the Capitals have compiled ranks sixth in the league.
The Capitals have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 25.1 hits and 14.1 blocked shots per game.
Avalanche and Capitals Injury Report
Avalanche: Nazem Kadri: Out (Upper-body), Gabriel Landeskog: Out (Knee), Ryan Murray: Out (Hand/Wrist)
Capitals: Dmitry Orlov: Day To Day (Lower Body), Carl Hagelin: Out (Eye)
Betting Tips for Avalanche vs. Capitals
We have the Avalanche -189 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will finish over the total of 6 goals, with the covering the spread.
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