Two of the premier teams in hockey will face off on Friday night as the Capitals invade Chicago looking to knock the Blackhawks off their seven-game winning streak after getting knocked off a five-game streak of their own in their last game when the Sharks took some bite out of the Caps’ lethal offense.
- The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Blackhawks.
- The Capitals are 7-0 in their last 7 games as a moneyline favorite of -112 or less.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Capitals’ last 7 games with a closing total of 5.0 or less.
Oddsmakers have this game as a toss-up at most books and that makes sense. At their peak, the Capitals are the best team in the league but every once in a while, they fail to show up. That happened in their last game against San Jose in which they were shutout. Expect a much more competitive contest tonight as the Caps have lost consecutive games just once this year.
During their win streak, the ‘Hawks have allowed just 1.29 goals per game and just two of their last eight contests have breached their set total. That said, eight of Chicago’s last 11 games at the United Center have gone OVER and they’re averaging four goals scored per game in their four games at home during the current winning streak.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Chicago Blackhawks as -133 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.
A 0.2-0 result in favor of the Blackhawks 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 Chicago Blackhawks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Blackhawks bring a 10-3-1 record to the battle against the 8-3-1 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 6-6-2 so far and the Capitals go 5-5-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Washington injuries news.
The Capitals – Blackhawks odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 4 in the current Odds – Shark
poll, while Washington is at No. 12.
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.25 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 18.64% while the Capitals defense kills off 81.82% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Washington was a 3-0 loser in its last match at home against the Sharks. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Blues. Bettors on Chicago at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
- Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing Chicago
- Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
- Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at Carolina, Saturday, November 12th
Chicago home to Montreal, Sunday, November 13th