Washington vs St Louis Pro Hockey Odds Preview

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on April 8, 2016 in

On the final day of the the National Hockey League regular season; two of the top teams in the league will get together in St. Louis for a top notch NHL betting lines match up. The Washington Capitals will take on the St. Louis Blues. Washington is the best team in the league, with a 55-17-8 record. The Capitals have 118 points, with the Penguins coming in second in the East with 104 points. For the St. Louis Blues, following their road win in Chicago on Thursday, they are tied with Dallas for 107 points. That leads the Central Division, and the entire Western Conference.

How To Bet on the Capitals vs. Blues NHL Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Saturday, April 9, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: CSN-DC, FS MidWest
Radio: Capitals and Blues
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo

Why Bet on the Blues

St. Louis trailed on the road on Thursday to their biggest rival, the Chicago Blackhawks with just over 1:00 to go in the game. Vladimir Tarasenko tied the game, and then in overtime, he won the game as well. Tarasenko has been outstanding this season, with 37 goals and 34 assists. Paul Statsny is the top assist man for St. Louis, with 37 assists. Brian Elliott was sharp in net for the Blackhawks, and has a 2.03 goals against average on the season. St. Louis is fourth in the league defensively, allowing just 2.3 goals per game,

Why Bet on the Capitals

The Washington Capitals are going to go into the postseason as the team to beat in all of the National Hockey League. The Capitals have struggled a little as of late, with back to back losses to the Penguins and the Islanders. Washington ranks as the top defensive team in the National Hockey League, allowing under 2.3 goals per game. The Capitals are a great offensive team as well, as they are 2nd with 3 goals per game. Alexander Ovechkin leads the team with 47 goals on the season. The Capitals are 17 points ahead of last year, when they wrapped up an 101 point season.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The St. Louis Blues would love to avoid the Chicago Blackhawks in their first round playoff series. The problem is, they are at the mercy of the Washington CapitalsĀ on Saturday night. The St. Louis Blues have to do their job, and win on Saturday. Another problem – they face the toughest team in the league to beat. The Capitals are a great defensive game, so look for this to be low scoring. The Blues have gotten great goaltending. The bet here is the St. Louis Blues -110 over the Washington Capitals.

Our final score prediction: Blues 4 and Capitals 3.