A clear difference is seen by gamblers when it comes to the Capitals and Blackhawks. Washington is the defending Stanley Cup champion and is a popular NHL betting online selection. Further, the Caps are seen as a team with plenty of upside. Balanced against that is a Blackhawks team seen as yesterday’s news and past its prime. Chicago has been one of the biggest money losers on the board this season with no relief in sight. More emphatically the Blackhawks era of glory has come to a crashing end. While Washington is looking for a repeat title.
Washington Capitals vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Date and Time: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Untied Center, Chicago, Illinois
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Despite their status as champions Washington has declined as a recent NHL betting online value. For instance, the Caps have lost six of their last nine games with just two of their last seven going over the total. Hence Washington is 27-14-5 with 23-20-3 over the total. Columbus has overtaken the top spot over the Capitals in the Metropolitan Division. Correlate NHL rankings of eighth for goals scored, 11th for the power play, 19th for goals against and 23rd for penalty killing. Left wing Alex Ovechkin remains in top form. The Great Eight has 33 goals to lead the champs.
By contrast Chicago has been even worse with six losses in their last seven games. And just one of their last seven have gone under the sportsbook total. As a result, the Hawks are now 16-23-9 with 27-17-4 over the total. For all that Chicago shares the Western Conference with Los Angeles. Simultaneously the Blackhawks metrics explain their plight. Chicago ranks 16th for goal scoring, 20th for the power play, 30th for goals against and 31st for penalty killing.
Stats to Consider
Washington has been a strong play on the board in recent road games. As an example, the Capitals have paid out in six of their last eight away matchups. Just two of their last six road tilts have gone over the total. Contrarily the Blackhawks have bled red ink at the United Center. Chicago has paid in just four of their last 13 games on home ice. And eight of their last 10 home games have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Head to head Washington has dominated their matchup with the Blackhawks. To illuminate the Caps have won eight of their last 10 against Chicago. None of the last six meetings went under the total. But at United Center the Blackhawks have had the better of it. Chicago has won four of their last six home games with the Caps. Just one of the last four games in this series at Chicago went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Chicago is again without top goaltender Corey Crawford. Accordingly, this is the second straight year he has missed time with concussion issues. Ovechkin remains an NHL Betting online asset that loves the national TV stage. While Washington has struggled the Blackhawks have been hopeless.
Capitals vs. Blackhawks NHL Betting Online Picks
In sum Washington has far more in weapons here.
Capitals vs. Blackhawks NHL Betting Online Pick: Washington Capitals
Capitals vs. Blackhawks NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Capitals 3, Blackhawks 2
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