Red Wings get visit from the Capitals
The Detroit Red Wings have already fallen once to the Washington Capitals so far this season as those Eastern Conference clubs hit the ice together on Friday night.
Detroit fell 4-3 at home to Washington in their first meeting of the season on November 15, losing as a favorite on the NHL betting lines in an OVER result.
Overall the Red Wings are 1-4 in their last five against the Capitals.
Detroit battles the Capitals, currently with a 24-22-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-26-5 for the Red Wings and 25-29 for the Capitals.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Red Wings and the No. 20-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
In their last action, Washington was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Columbus at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, Detroit was a 5-0 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.55 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.02 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 16.22% while the Capitals defense kills off 80.71% of their penalties.
Washington home to Detroit, Sunday, February 2nd