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Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues 01/07/2022 Forecast, Analysis and Odds

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Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues 01-07-2022 Forecast Analysis and Odds

Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues 01/07/2022 – Two top-tier teams will cross paths as the Washington Capitals visit the St. Louis Blues on Friday night inside the Enterprise Center in Missouri. The Capitals, who are the No. 1 team in the Metropolitan Division, are offered with an even match-winner price as the hosts in the latest NHL Betting Lines. A see-saw battle is expected to ensue starting at 08:00 PM Eastern Time, which fans can catch on NHL NET and NHL.TV.

Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues 01/07/2022

When: Friday, January 7, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

TV: NHL NET

Stream: NHL.TV

Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues 01/07/2022 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Washington Capitals +1.5 (-238) 5.5 o (-113) +110
St. Louis Blues -1.5 (+204) 5.5 u (+102) -135
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Washington Capitals

The Capitals were not bad, but they were likewise not impressive in the three games they had since the break. Washington is now 2-0-1 since the short hiatus as the New Jersey Devils pulled off a 4-3 win in OT on Sunday. Despite the loss, the team remains the top team in the Metropolitan with 48 points in 34 games. Heading to St. Louis, the Capitals aim for nothing but a bounce back win as they look to regain the momentum in this year’s campaign. 

Players to watch: A. Ovechkin LW (G 24, A 26, PTS 50), E. Kuznetsov C (G 11, A 22, PTS 33), J. Carlson D (G 8, A 24, PTS 32).

St. Louis Blues

Defense has been a problem in the Blues’ last two games as the team allowed a total of nine goals from their respective opponents. Their latest defensive mishap resulted in a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins – the team’s third regulation loss in their last 15 games. Coach Craig Berube could not hide his disappointment with his team’s performance. He claimed his players “didn’t pressure very well” and that kept St. Louis from inching closer to the Central Division’s top spot. Playing against the Capitals could spell bad news for the Blues. But the home-ice advantage, on the other hand, could flip the switch for them. 

Players to watch: V. Tarasenko RW (G 14, A 20, PTS 34), J. Kyrou C (G 13, A 20, PTS 33), P. Buchnevich RW (G 11, A 19, PTS 30).

Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Trends

Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington’s last 16 games.
Washington are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against St. Louis.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.
Washington are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Blues

St. Louis are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’ last 8 games against Washington.
St. Louis are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games when playing at home against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis’ last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Capitals vs Blues Betting Picks

The Blues will fail to protect home ice this Friday. With its defense being a target of attack, the Capitals will go for the jugular. And unlike how the top sportsbooks have predicted, the affair will be far from a tightly contested one. Expect a dominant win from Washington.

Score Prediction: Capitals 5, Blues 1.