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Canadiens visit Washington Capitals in NHL clash

Montreal CanadiensWashington Capitals
March 31, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Odds

29-35-14TEAM RECORD39-31-8

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Montreal on Saturday, with the host Capitals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Capitals bring a 39-31-8 record to the battle against the 29-35-14 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 38-36-4 so far and the Canadiens go 30-37-11.

View Montreal vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Capitals as -210 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 19 and the Canadiens at No. 15 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Canadiens have a 88.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Rangers on March 30. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at +160 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games on the road
Montreal is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, April 4
Washington at Tampa Bay, Monday, April 2

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