St Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals 3/17/2023 – On Friday evening, the St. Louis Blues will be locking horns with the Washington Capitals on the ice at Capital One Arena. The St. Louis Blues are placed sixth in the Central Division with 29-32-5 on the scoreboard. The Washington Capitals are 33-29-7 on the season and are ranked sixth on the season. The Blues are eager to improve their away record and move up the ladder. However, the Washington Capitals are expected to win the game on Friday according to the latest NHL betting trends.
St Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals 3/17/2023
When: Friday, March 17, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
St Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals 3/17/2023 Betting Odds:
|Blues||+1.5 (-175)||6.5 o (-108)||+146|
|Capitals||-1.5 (+155)||6.5 u (-102)||-162|
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St Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues are currently riding a two-game losing streak, the latest defeat coming against the Minnesota Wild with a final score of 8-5. The Blues are scoring an average of 3.09 goals in each game and have been successful in 21 percent of their opportunities during powerplay. The St. Louis offense in this hockey season is being headed by Jordan Kyrou who has scored a total of 64 points so far, along with 30 goals. On defense, the Blues are allowing opponents to score an average of 3.72 goals in every game played.
Players to watch: Jordan Kyrou C (G 30, A 34, PTS 64, Pavel Buchnevich LW (G 23, A 38, PTS 61, Robert Thomas C (G 16, A 44, PTS 60.
The Washington Capitals have won two games out of their last five played, and are coming to this game after winning against the Buffalo Sabres in a shootout 5-4. The Capitals are putting up an average of 3.10 goals in each game and have been successful in 20.8 percent of their opportunities during powerplay. The Washington offense in this hockey season is being headed by Alex Ovechkin who has accumulated a total of 64 points along with 37 goals. Defense-wise, the Capitals are allowing opponents to score 2.99 goals per game.
Players to watch: Alex Ovechkin LW (G 37, A 27, PTS 64, Evgeny Kuznetsov C (G 12, A 39, PTS 51, Dylan Strome C (G 16, A 34, PTS 50.
St Louis Blues vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games.
St. Louis are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games.
Blues are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Washington.
St. Louis are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 15 of St. Louis’ last 20 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games.
Washington are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 11 games against St. Louis.
Washington are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis.
Washington are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Blues vs Capitals Betting Picks
The St. Louis Blues are quite weak in terms of defense and are allowing too many pucks to get past the pipes. The Capitals are a lot better in comparison, especially with their home advantage. The Washington Capitals will be winning this game as per the best NHL betting tips.
Score Prediction: Capitals 4, Blues 3.