Capitals open as moneyline underdog vs Stars


Washington Capitals

Dallas Stars
1-1-0 October 05, 2013, 08:00 PM | American Airlines Center 0-1-0



The Dallas Stars will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Capitals invade American Airlines Center on Saturday.

Dallas will face the 1-1-0 Capitals. In totals betting, the Stars are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Capitals are 2-0 favoring the OVER.

View Washington Capitals vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as -110 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game puts the Stars, most recently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, Washington was a 5-4 winner at home against the Flames. Bettors on Washington at -230 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +140 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 19-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 28 at 5 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Capitals have a 77.78% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Capitals at Stars trends to consider:
Washington is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games


Next up:
Washington at Hartford , Thursday, October 10th
Dallas at Winnipeg, Friday, October 11th