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Capitals open as moneyline underdog vs Canadiens

Washington CapitalsMontreal Canadiens
April 9, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

20-17-2TEAM RECORD25-8-5

Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

The Canadiens sport records of 25-8-5 heading into this matchup, while the Capitals sit at 20-17-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-19 for the Canadiens and 17-19-3 for the Capitals.

View Washington vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before puck drop in this match found them as +-147-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Canadiens - Capitals odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 19.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 22.4% while the Capitals defense kills off 75.7% of their penalties.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Lightning on April 7. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Montreal was a 2-1 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Montreal at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

Next up:
Washington home to Carolina, Thursday, April 11
Montreal at Buffalo, Thursday, April 11