Capitals open as moneyline underdog vs Canadiens
Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
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.
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.
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
Washington home to Carolina, Thursday, April 11
Montreal at Buffalo, Thursday, April 11