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St. Louis Blues vs. Washington Capitals Picks, Predictions, Odds

The St. Louis Blues (34-18-9) will face the Washington Capitals (35-19-10) at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Capitals 4, Blues 3

Best Bet

Capitals -140 ML
Over 6 (-115)

ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS PREDICTIONS

The Blues have dropped three consecutive games, including two in a row against Eastern Conference teams. St. Louis is coming off a 5-4 loss in Columbus on Saturday, while falling 3-2 in a shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the previous outing Thursday. The Blues are also 1-4-2 across the past seven outings against Eastern Conference teams dating back to Feb. 25.

The Capitals are looking to a little revenge after falling 5-1 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis against the Blues back on Jan. 7. Ilya Samsonov allowed four goals on just 16 shots in that setback, as Pavel Buchnevich dinged the Caps for two goals and an assist, while Ryan O'Reilly and Robert Thomas picked up two assists apiece.

Washington is coming off a 3-2 loss at home against the Dallas Stars on Sunday, a setback which snapped a four-game win streak. It was the first loss in regulation in nine games dating back to Feb. 28.

ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING ODDS

Blues +115
Capitals -140
Blues +1.5 (-200)
Capitals -1.5 (+170)
Over 6 (-115)
Under 6 (-105)

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ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • Matchup: Central vs. Metropolitan
  • Venue: Capital One Arena
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+ - 7:00 p.m. ET

ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 34-18-9
  • ATS: 34-27
  • O/U: 28-29-4

The Blues are coming off a 5-4 loss in Columbus, cashing the OVER. The OVER has hit in four of the past five games, with an average of 4.4 goals per game during the five-game span. Offense hasn't been the problem for the Blues, it's defense and goaltending, yielding two or more more goals in nine consecutive games.

The Blues have won two of the past nine games overall, while winning just once in the past five games on the road. The Blues have had success against winning teams, oddly enough, rattling off nine wins in the past 13 games. However, they're just 1-6 in the past seven against the Eastern Conference, and 1-5 in the past six against Metropolitan Division clubs.

For totals, the OVER is 4-1 in the past five games, while going 6-1-1 in the past eight games as an underdog. The OVER is 5-0-1 in the past six as a road 'dog, while going an impressive 35-15-2 in the past 52 against winning teams.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 35-19-10
  • ATS: 34-30
  • O/U: 35-27-2

The Capitals are on a nice run, winning four of the past five outings. However, Washington has won just three times in the past 10 games at home, while going 2-5 in the past seven as a home favorite.

Washington has responded well when playing on a day of rest, going 7-3 in the past 10 games on one day of rest.

In terms of totals, the OVER has hit in seven of the past eight games overall, while going 17-8 in the past 25 games at Capital One Arena. The OVER is 4-1 in the past five against winning teams, too, while going 4-1 in the past five against Western Conference teams.

The Capitals have hit the OVER in seven of the past eight games overall. (AP)

ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING CONCLUSION

The Blues have been a strange team. They're risen to the occasion against the good teams, while struggling against the lesser teams. Washington is not a lesser team, especially in its home arena. Well, normally. The Caps have won just three times in the past 10 games at Capital One Arena.

This is actually a very difficult game to handicap, as both teams have been rather consistent lately. Washington has won four of the past five games overall, however, and it's the lean in this cross-conference game. One thing that has been consistent with both sides lately is a lot of offense, and suspect defense and goaltending. As a result, expect plenty of goals and an OVER result.

ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING TRENDS

  • Blues are 2-7 in their past nine games overall.
  • Blues are 1-4 in the past five road games.
  • Blues are 9-4 in the past 13 vs. winning teams.
  • Blues are 1-6 in the past seven vs. Eastern Conference teams.
  • Capitals are 4-1 in the past five games overall.
  • Capitals are 3-7 in the past 10 home games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five games for the Blues.
  • The OVER is 6-1-1 in the past eight as a 'dog for the Blues.
  • The OVER is 5-0-1 in the past six as a road 'dog for the Blues.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in the past eight games for the Capitals.
  • The OVER is 17-8 in the past 25 home games for the Capitals.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five vs. winning teams for the Capitals.

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