Before the league left for the Christmas holidays, the hockey players of “Washington” alternated victories and defeats. At the same time, the charges of Peter Laviolette experienced a lot of difficulties associated with the large number of players in the infirmary and the covid protocol.
Now for the “Capitals” can not play forwards Anthony Manta, TJ Oshi, Daniel Sprong, defenders Justin Schultz, Martin Fehervary, goalkeeper Vitek Vanechek. On the other hand, the central axis of the collective has finally taken on a familiar form. Niklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov have recovered. You can bet on the victory of “Washington” with a coefficient 2.10…
Nashville only lost one match in December. After that, the “predators” developed a streak of victories, which reached seven matches before the break in the championship. Among others, “Predators” beat “Rangers” (1: 0) and “Colorado” (5: 2). The team climbed to fourth place in the Western Conference standings (39 points).
It can be assumed that the sudden break in the season was unprofitable for “Nashville”. The “predators” also have their losses. In particular, leading defender Roman Yossi and one of the leaders of the attacking group Matt Duchenne will not be able to go out on the ice on Thursday.
You can bet on the hosts with zero handicap in the upcoming match with the odds 1.60…
The last five matches between “Washington” and “Nashville” turned out to be effective. Each time the teams hit a high total of 6.5 goals. Betting more than 6.0 goals on the total is possible with a good odds 2.05…
Forecast and rate
I would venture to put for a clean victory for “Washington”… I think the Capitals will be able to stop the overclocked Nashville on their site.