Capitals vs. Blues NHL Prediction
Following a frustrating loss earlier in the week to the Penguins, the Blues will look to regroup on Friday night when they host the Capitals at 8:00 p.m. ET. That said, they will be without several players, including Vladimir Tarasenko. Are the Caps a good play on the moneyline?
077 Washington Capitals (-105) at 078 St. Louis Blues (-115); o/u 6
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 7, 2022
Washington Capitals DFS Spin
Nicklas Backstrom (illness) returned to practice on Thursday, but it is unclear if he will play on Washington's upcoming road trip. Backstrom has been dealing with a non-COVID illness, which he said is the flu. Coach Peter Laviolette said it hasn't been decided yet if Backstrom will travel with the team on the road. He didn't play last Sunday against New Jersey.
St. Louis Blues DFS Spin
Vladimir Tarasenko has been placed in COVID protocol. Tarasenko picked up an assist and logged 14:23 of ice time in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh. He has 14 goals and 34 points in 34 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Capitals vs. Blues Betting Prediction
The underdog is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, while the road side has won seven of the last 10 meetings and the Capitals are 4-1 in their last five games in St. Louis. Washington has also won six of its last eight games against the Blues, is 27-13 in its last 40 road games and has cashed in four of its last five games as an underdog.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -105