Stadium: Capital One Arena (Washington)
Prediction for the NHL Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks match, which will take place on March 24. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Washington is getting closer and closer to missing the playoffs for the first time in years. Even if a miracle happens and the Capitals clinch Cups eight, they have nothing to do in the playoff games. They are in too bad shape right now. Numerous injuries have seriously affected the club's results, but there are not many critical players in the infirmary, and there is still no progress. Moreover, in the last three games, the team lost to St. Louis - 2:5, Minnesota - 3:5, and the day before, they even lost to Columbus - 6:7. Such poor results leave Washington in tenth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
There should be no intrigue for Chicago at the end of the regular season. It was clear from the start of the season that the Hawks would not be able to interfere in the playoff battle as the club's global personnel rebuild continues. It remained to be seen where the legendary Patrick Kane would go. As it turned out, the Rangers were the American's new club, and after the exchange, the Red and Black quit playing altogether. In the last 12 meetings, Luke Richardson's wards suffered nine losses and three wins, which is a modest result even for the league's outsider. Chicago is in the penultimate place in the Western Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Washington and Chicago are in terrible shape at the moment, allowing an embarrassingly high number of losses, while their opponents have a tremendous difference in motivation in the standings. The Capitals remain tenth in the Eastern Conference, keeping their chances of making the playoffs. They need to win back a six-point lead. The Hawks have no more chances for the Cup battles. They are quietly finishing the regular season, continuing the personnel restructuring. Moreover, eight of the last nine contests at the Capital One Arena have been won by Washington, which suggests betting on Washington's victory.
Washington and Chicago have not been stingy in their recent head-to-head struggles. In the previous five head-to-head encounters, the teams have combined to score 47 goals (9.40 on average per game), and every time during this stretch, the Capitals, and the Hawks scored at least three goals against each other. And now we have the right to expect a rich in goals, so the optimal way to predict the total over 6.5 pucks, and separately we should bet on another Alexander Ovechkin goal.