Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals: Fierce NHL Betting Showdown

Posted by: Charlie Smith
NHL betting Preview of Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals matchups

The NHL betting online season is rapidly approaching its close. But that isn’t stopping the NHL from delivering nail-biting matchups. In fact, tonight’s Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals promises to be one of the best contests of the week. Let’s take a look at what Thursday’s sports betting lines are predicting.

Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals – Thursday, April 5th

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC


Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Betting Online Odds:

Predators +1½ (-300) 5½ (-120) -105
Capitals -1½ (+250) 5½ (EV) -115
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Nashville Predators

The Preds charge into this evening’s matchup sporting a 51-18-11 record that ranks them as the best team in the Central Division, Western Conference and even the entire NHL. But not by much however, since the Boston Bruins are sitting on 110-points on the season. For comparison, Nashville has racked up 113-points themselves. With the end of the season in sight, the Preds have built up enough points to guarantee themselves a spot in this year’s postseason. This evening’s matchup will represent the second time this year these two have crossed paths. With the Caps coming out on top 6-3 in the first, it’s easy to understand why Nashville is pegged as the underdog this NHL betting online evening.

Players to Watch: Filip Forsberg (23 G, 38 A, 61 PTS), Viktor Arvidsson (29 G, 31 A, 60 PTS), and PK Subban (16 G, 42 A, 58 PTS).

Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals march into this evening’s pairing with a 48-25-7 record that ranks them 1st in the Metropolitan. The Caps have a decent lead over the 2nd-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins, and will get the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. While there might not be much to play for this evening, there’s no question that the Caps will be looking to send a message to the rest of the league this evening. It should be noted that Washington is 7-1 in their last 8. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that they come in with a good bit of momentum. Interestingly enough, the opposite is true for Nashville, who has posted a 1-2 record in their last 3.

Players to Watch: Alex Ovechkin (46 G, 38 A, 84 PTS), Evgeny Kuznetsov (25 G, 54 A, 79 PTS), and Nicklas Bakcstrom (20 G, 48 A, 68 PTS).

Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions


  • Nashville is 17-6 SU in its last 23 Games
  • Nashville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 Road games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville’s last 5 Road Games
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 Games
  • Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 9 Games when facing Nashville
Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals Picks

So which team should teaser sports betting players take in tonight’s Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals matchup?

Score Prediction: 5-2 Washington. The Capitals put on a show at home and deliver another loss to the Predators. The TOTAL will go OVER and Washington will cover the spread.