The Capitals have the best record in the NHL at 14-4-1 and they have won eight of their last nine. There is no doubt that gamblers will be looking to take the Capitals with their NHL bet on Friday at SBG.
Atlanta is playing very poorly of late as they are 1-5-1 in their past seven games. This will be the 20th game of the season for the Thrashers so that means the season will already be 20 percent over. For the Thrashers it may already be over. They have lost three in a row and simply do not look like a playoff contender.
This is already the fourth time that the Capitals and Thrashers have met this season. Each team has a regular season victory and the Capitals have an overtime win. The teams just played on Sunday in Washington and the Capitals got the 6-4 win. Washington was more than a 2-1 favorite in that game and a popular NHL bet with gamblers. The Caps won’t be favored by that margin since this game is on the road but they will still be solid favorites. Washington is the top scoring team in the NHL and that makes them a threat to win any game, even on the road.
All the numbers point to taking Washington in this game. The Capitals are 47-14 in their last 61 vs. the Southeast. The Capitals are 35-17 in their last 52 vs. a team with a losing record. The Thrashers are 6-18 in their last 24 vs. Southeast. The Thrashers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Thrashers are 1-6 in their last 7 overall. In this NHL betting series, the Capitals are 14-3 in the last 17 meetings and they are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta. A high scoring game would seem logical as the Over is 4-1 in the Capitals last 5 overall. The only concern is that the Under is 7-2 in the Capitals last 9 road games. The numbers for Atlanta are very similar as the Over is 12-3-1 in the Thrashers last 16 overall but the Under is 9-4-1 in the Thrashers last 14 home games. In this series the Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.