The Capitals have not had a great start to the 2022-23 NHL Season.
Washington has a record of 6-7-2 for 14 points after 15 games. They are currently sitting in the 13th position in the Eastern Conference and will have to turn their season around in order to make the playoffs.
That said, this team is still well-constructed when healthy, but key injuries to Niklas Backstrom, John Carlson, TJ Oshie, and Tom Wilson have sidelined several key pieces of the roster for all or part of the season.
If the Caps can get and stay healthy, they have the quality to make the playoffs and potentially make a run this postseason.
Below I will look at the odds for some of the popular futures bets you can make on the Washington Capitals for the 22-23 NHL season.
The odds below are from a popular betting site for US residents, so they should be similar to odds found at DC sportsbooks.
Stanley Cup Winner
Washington Capitals are 55-1 to win Stanley Cup
These odds imply a probability of 1.8% that the Capitals win the Stanley Cup this season.
If the Capitals can make the playoffs, they have the talent and experience to make a run.
Metropolitan Division Winner
Washington Capitals are 16-1 to finish atop Metropolitan Division
These odds imply a probability of 6.3% that the Capitals win the Metropolitan Division this year. I don’t see the Capitals winning the Metro Division this year. It’s going to take some time before they are fully healthy, and by that point, I think they will be in too big of a hole to finish atop a division that includes the Carolina Hurricanes and a Devils team that has started 10-3-0.
I think the Capitals are more likely to win the Stanley Cup this year than to finish atop the Metro Division in the regular season.
To Make Playoffs
The Capitals are +100 to make playoffs and -130 to miss playoffs
According to these odds, the Capitals are slightly more likely to miss the playoffs than make the playoffs this season.
I still believe this team has the quality to finish ahead of teams like the Islanders or Flyers and claim one of the top 3 spots in the Metropolitan Division.
If you’re interested in betting on any of these Capitals futures, check out this how-to bet on the NHL in the US guide for a simple 3 steps you can follow to get your bets placed.
HowToBetUSA.com is a great resource for Americans interested in learning how to bet on sports online.
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