Oddsmakers Set Capitals 2019-20 Over/Under Point Total at 97.5 Points After Five Straight 100-Point Seasons

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Vegas oddsmakers have set the Washington Capitals’ 2019-20 NHL Over/Under point total at 97.5 points, according to SportsNettingDime. That would be their lowest point total for the Capitals since the 2013-14 season. However, the line still remains tops in the Metropolitan Division.

No NHL team has enjoyed more success in the regular season over the past four seasons than the Capitals, averaging 111.7 points in that span, best in the NHL. In that span The Capitals have earned a pair of Presidents’ Trophies as the league’s regular-season champions and the Stanley Cup.

No team in the Metropolitan division is currently predicted to reach 100 points this season. The over/under points totals for the Metropolitan Division:

Tampa Bay (108.5), Vegas (102.5), Boston (101.5) and Toronto (101.5) are the top over/under lines set for the coming season. Over/under points totals for all 31 teams can be found here.

Falling Odds
The greatest predicted drops in points between this season and last season go to the Lightning, Blue Jackets, Flames and Islanders.

On The Rise
The greatest positive points improvements predicted for this season include the Devils, Panthers, Rangers and Canucks.

Graphics via SportsBettingDime

We agree with SportsBettingDime that “If BetOnline is going to give you 97.5 as the Capitals’ point total, we suggest you hurry up and get all over that over wager.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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8 Responses to Oddsmakers Set Capitals 2019-20 Over/Under Point Total at 97.5 Points After Five Straight 100-Point Seasons

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ll go with 100.5 points, and the Metro crown.

  2. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Both Las Vegas and Ovechkin himself project a ringing non-endorsement of the current state of Caps’ affairs.

  3. Anonymous says:

    All they are, are projections based on Mathematical Algorithyms etc. Caps have been projected around 100point mark for few years now& theyve won 4 straight Metros. I dont see that changing. I see a lot changing underneath the caps between all the 3 NY/NJ Teams either stepping back (NYIs) or improving in terms of Rags&Devils landing somewhere in the mid 80 point range to low 90s. Im not fully bought into Carter Hart being this Holtby,Bob,Henrik type goalie straight out the gate for 65 games& instantly Philly is cup tenders. Even if hes good their skill players are bottom half of the Metro& East. You are not taking Giroux&Vorecek&co over OV,Backy,Kuzy,Vrana etc. Not over Sid,Malkin etc. Not over Panarin, Kakko&co or Leafs w/Mathews,Marner,Taveres, etc. Bolts crew etc so theres like 6-7 teams atleast with more talent then philly. Im not buying them knocking caps off.
    Only team that will defeat the caps are the caps bc they still are the most talented team in the metro

    • Anonymous says:

      I believe, like all other Vegas lines, they are set based on estimated money wagered, and less to do with actual analytics on teams. It’s a financial balancing act for oddsmakers.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes you are correct in that lines move up or down based on public and sharp wagering. But where do they get the point projections not off wagers? The Vegas insiders has their own systems& algorithyms for NFL,MLB,NHL to set a baseline win totals, point totals etc. Then it moves based on wagering

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