Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals Online NHL Betting Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals

The 2019 online NHL betting season continues this Tuesday night with a thrilling Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals contest. The Canucks are having an up and down season and have posted a 1-2 record in their last 3. The Caps on the other hand, are looking to snap out of their current slump. So which team should players learning how to bet on sports take in tonight’s game? Let’s check up on tonight’s betting odds to find out.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals – Tuesday, February 5th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

Online NHL Betting Odds:

Canucks +1½ (-140) 6½ (EV) +185
Capitals -1½ (+120) 6½ (-120) -225
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Vancouver Canucks        

The Canucks enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 24-23-6 record that nets them 54 points on the season. That 54 point tally currently ranks the Canucks 4th overall in the Pacific Division. But since Vancouver is 8 points behind the 3rd seeded Vegas Golden Knights, and 19 points behind the division leading Calgary Flames, it’s clear they need to turn things around fast. All in all the team has struggled to build any sort of momentum in the last month. With the playoffs rapidly approaching, the team cannot afford to diddle daddle anymore. Tonight’s online NHL betting odds are pegging Vancouver as a big underdog on the road, which isn’t all that shocking. After all they don’t bring any momentum into tonight’s matchup. On top of that, Vancouver is 3-7 in their last 10 meetings against the Caps. With that in mind, sportsbook bettors are bound to side with Vancouver this NHL betting evening.

Players to Watch: Elias Pettersson (23 G, 23 A, 46 PTS.), Bo Horvat (18 G, 24 A, 42 PTS.), and Brock Boeser (18 G, 18 A, 36 PTS.).

Washington Capitals   

The Caps slide into this evening’s contest sporting a 28-18-6 record that yields them 62 on the season. Although Washington is 1-8 in their last 9, their 62 points on the season still ties them for 2nd in the division. However, with the 4th seeded Columbus Blue Jackets hot on Washington’s tail with 59 on the year, it’s clear that Washington cannot afford any more losses. The odds suggest they’ll be able to at least come out on top this evening. The numbers likewise suggest a win for Washington. Right now the Canucks rank 18th in scoring and 16th in defense. For comparison, Washington ranks 8th in scoring but 22nd in defense. As long as their offense comes out strong, Washington should be able to snag this home victory.

Players to Watch: Alex Ovechkin (37 G, 20 A, 57 PTS.), Nicklas Backstrom (13 G, 39 A, 52 PTS.), and John Carlson (8 G, 40 A, 48 PTS.).

Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions


  • Vancouver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Vancouver is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Vancouver’s last 7 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitals matchup? All in all, Washington is probably the safer bet. Albeit, you can rack up some value by taking the underdogs this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-2 Washington.