Caps a home dog in Winter Classic
WASHINGTON, DC (TheSpread) – The annual Winter Classic will be held today in DC with the Washington Capitals hosting the Chicago Blackhawks from Nationals Park at 1PM ET.
Washington is 18-11-7 on the season and 7-5-4 at home while Chicago is 25-10-2 overall and 12-6-1 on the road. Washington has actually won five of its last seven meetings with Chicago, including a 3-2 road win on Nov. 7. These two have hit the over in seven of their last 10 meetings.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Blackhawks are actually favored on the road for this one, as they are getting odds of -120 to win, while the Capitals have odds of +110 to win the game. The over/under total has been set at 5 goals.
Chicago has won its last two games coming into today’s contest, scoring five goals in both games. The Blackhawks have dropped two of their last three road games and hit the over in three straight contests. Washington has lost two of its last three games entering today and they are 3-2 in their last five games as an underdog. They have hit the under in three of their last five.