Capitals vs Avalanche NHL Lines Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on March 31, 2016 in

At this late stage of the season, we tend to hear the same debate that we hear every year from NHL fans and pundits. The big question that is usually asked is whether or not it is fair that the teams who have made it into the playoffs rest their best players. This is generally debated when said team has to go up against a team that is fighting for their playoff lives. While the NHL would love to see a fair fight every night, the fact of the matter is that the better teams have worked very hard to earn the right to give their big guys a break. This is a scenario that we may well run into when the Washington Capitals head into Denver to face the Colorado Avalanche. The Caps have long since locked up the President’s Trophy for the best record in the league, while the Avs are in danger of being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. We may not know who is playing, and who isn’t, until close to the puck drop, so keep that in mind when you place your wagers at the MyBookie pro hockey betting portal.

How To Bet the Washington Vs Colorado NHL Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, April 1 at 9 PM EST
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver
Radio: Capitals/Avalanche
Live Stream: CSNB

Why bet on the Washington Capitals

It is going to be interesting to see how the Capitals (54-16-6) approach their final 6 games of the season. The don’t appear to be ready to rest guys just yet, and may not start doing so until we head into the final week of the season. The Caps have gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games, which is well below the pace that they have been setting all season long, so perhaps that may be a sign that they are starting to conserve some energy by easing up a little on their opponents. The Avalanche will certainly hope that is the case, as Washington shelled them 7-3 when they met earlier this season. The Capitals are going to want to maintain some level of momentum, so look for a serious effort here. Washington are averaging 3.1 GPG, and are giving up 2.3 GPG.

Why bet on the Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche (39-34-4) have had a surprisingly good season, but it is beginning to look as though they are going to come up a little short. They are now 5 games back of the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, and with just 5 games left to play, the odds appear to be stacked heavily against them. You can bet that they are going to fight to the bitter end, though, although it has to be said that their 17-17-4 home record does not do a lot to inspire confidence in them ahead of this huge game. Colorado are 6-4-0 in their last 10, but do appear to be fighting a losing battle. The Avs are averaging 2.6 GPG, and are giving up 2.8 GPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

You just wonder how much life the Avalanche have left in them after watching their playoff hopes slip away over the past couple of weeks. I have a feeling that this game could well be the final nail in the coffin.

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