Avalanche vs. Capitals Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/24/23

Washington Capitals (25-18-6) vs. Colorado Avalanche (25-17-3)
January 24, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -155 / Washington Capitals +135; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Washington Capitals and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The Colorado Avalanche are listed as -155 home favorites while the Washington Capitals are +135 road underdogs with a total set at 6 goals.


For Washington, Alex Ovechkin is listed as questionable with a lower body injury while T.J. Oshie is out indefinitely due to a personal matter. Nic Dowd and John Carlson remain out indefinitely as well. For Colorado, Darren Helm and Cale Makar are both questionable for this game while Bowen Byram, Denis Malgin, Gabriel Landeskog and Josh Manson are all out until at least mid-February.

Matchup History

Colorado’s 4-0 win back on November 19th, 2022 snapped a three-game win streak for Washington in this head-to-head matchup.


Washington is 9-2 in their last 11 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games after scoring 2 goals or less in the previous game while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 70-25 in their last 95 home games and 129-61 in their last 190 games overall while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Metropolitan division.


I get the case to be made for Washington as they’ve been solid on the road, but the injuries are starting to mount for Washington and that’s not good against a Colorado team that’s flipped a switch over the last couple of weeks and remembered what it was like to win consistently. I’ll side with Colorado in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Colorado -155

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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