Puck Line Pick
Two of the top teams in each conference will face off on Thursday. The Avalanche are the hotter squad at the moment, having won five-straight games and eight of their last nine. However, that doesn’t make them an automatic to win. While the Avs are a respectable 15-7-4 at home, they’re only 14-12 against the spread in Colorado. Worst of all (from the Avalanche’s perspective), the team has struggled against the Capitals in recent years, although they won their previous matchup back in October (by a convincing 6-3 margin).
Over Under Pick
Meanwhile, Washington has stumbled a bit recently, going 2-4-0 over their last six games. However, prior to that, the team was on a dominating 7-2-0 stretch, and that’s probably more indicative of their overall talent. Most notably, the Capitals have been great on the road this season, going 20-6-1. It’s even better for bettors, as they’re an incredible 19-8 against the spread on the road.