Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 18 (4/18): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Apr 18, 2022, 1:38:24 AM
Credit: photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Capitals money line||+170|
|Capitals spread||+1.5 (-145)|
|Avalanche money line||-200|
|Avalanche spread||-1.5 (+125)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Washington Capitals||Colorado Avalanche|
|Road / home record||23-8-5||31-4-3|
|Goals per game||3.40||3.87|
|Goals allowed per game||2.95||2.73|
|Shots per game||31.4||35.5|
|Shots allowed per game||29.1||32.1|
|Over / under record||45-27-3||40-30-5|
The Washington Capitals continue on the road and will visit the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Capitals won the last game 6-3 at home. The Avs have clinched the best record in the Conference while the Capitals are still in the fight for the playoffs.
The Capitals have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 23-8-5 on the road with a 42-23-10 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan division. The Capitals have gone 23-8-5 away from home. Washington ranks third in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Alex Ovechkin with 47.
Nick Jensen leads the Capitals with a plus-33 in 69 games this season. John Carlson has four goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Washington.
In their last 10 games the Capitals are 7-3, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.9 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .869 save percentage.
Colorado have won 9 games in a row and are 31-7 at home so far this season. They have 55-14-6 overall record ranking first in the Central. The Avalanche are 31-4-3 at home. Colorado is second in the league averaging 6.7 assists per game, led by Nathan MacKinnon with 0.9.
Mikko Rantanen leads the Avalanche with 91 points, scoring 36 goals and registering 55 assists. MacKinnon has nine goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 9-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.6 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.
Washington are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Washington are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against Colorado.
Colorado are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Colorado are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington.
The Avalanche have already clinched the best record in the Conference but they continue to win as they're 9-1 in their last 10 games and scoring 4.2 goals per game. The Caps are a great team as well and they've dominated the Avs lately. Colorado is a tough team to beat at home but I think the Capitals can keep it close enough to cover the puck line.
PICK: Capitals +1.5 (-145)
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