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Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 3-9-24 Picks

Chicago Blackhawks (16-42-5) vs. Washington Capitals (29-23-9)
March 9, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Capitals -286 / Chicago Blackhawks +220; Over/Under: +6
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The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing 7 of their last 8 games. The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning 6 of their last 9 games. Here’s a Chicago Blackhawks vs Washington Capitals prediction.

Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks recently lost to the Blue Jackets and Avalanche while beating the Coyotes. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.05 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Dickinson leads Chicago with 18 goals, Connor Bedard has 26 assists and Seth Jones has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.56 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 126 goals on 1,347 shots faced, and Arvid Soderblom has allowed 85 goals on 701 shots.

Washington Capitals Betting Preview

The Washington Capitals recently beat the Flyers and Penguins while losing to the Coyotes. The Washington Capitals are averaging 2.67 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Strome leads Washington with 22 goals, John Carlson has 31 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 204 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 89 goals on 833 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 81 goals on 901 shots.

Washington Capitals Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the Capitals’ last four games at Capital One Arena.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in eight of the Capitals’ last nine games.
  • The Capitals have lost the third period in each of their last five games as home favorites following a road win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2’ market has hit in each of the last nine games between the Blackhawks and Capitals.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Facts

  • The Blackhawks have lost each of their last eight games following a road win.
  • The Blackhawks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Blackhawks’ last nine games.
  • The Blackhawks have lost the second period in each of their last six night games following a road win.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Washington Capitals prediction

The Chicago Blackhawks continue to pile up the losses and pack zero betting value, especially on the road, where they’re 5-25-1 on the season. The Washington Capitals have been hit or miss for much of the year, but they’ve been profitable over their last 10 games, which is all we care about. Also, the Capitals have outscored the Blackhawks 17-6 in the last 3 meetings. Fading the Blackhawks will continue to make you money with their absolutely brutal offensive effort. Give me the Caps and the PL for max betting value. 

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington Capitals -1.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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