Capitals vs. Hawks Free Pick
CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – The Capitals are looking to bounce back after losing to Winnipeg on Friday after winning four straight. Chicago has won three of their last four games and hosts the Caps at 7:00PM ET on Sunday.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the total at 5.5 goals, while Chicago is a -150 favorite. Washington enters play with a 36-29-6 overall and 13-19-3 on the road. They are also 34-33 OVER this year and 20-14-1 OVER on the road. Meanwhile, Chicago is 39-25-8 overall and 24-7-5 at home. They are also 19-16-1 OVER at home and 36-35-1 OVER overall.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total has remained the same (5.5 goals), while the Blackhawks opened as –155 money line favorites and moved to -150. The Caps’ odds opened at +138 and have remained at that number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 73% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the OVER 5.5 Washington/Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the Caps are 4-1 OVER last 5 road games and 4-1 OVER last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Blackhawks are 3-0-1 OVER last 4 home games, 7-2 OVER last 9 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400, 6-2 OVER last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 OVER last 6 meetings against the Capitals. The Caps are a different team on the road then they are at home. They did put up 5 goals on the Islanders two games ago in a 5-4 shootout win. Chicago beat St. Louis 4-3 in a shootout in their last home game. Washington is 22nd in the league in defense, allowing 2.8 goals per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the way with 53 points for Washington, while Chicago is led by Marian Hossa with 70 points.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: CAPITALS/BLACKHAWKS OVER 5.5Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!