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Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Pick and Betting Preview

Florida Panthers

vs

Washington Capitals
Sunday, January 04, 2015 3:00 PM ET
Verizon Center

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Florida Panthers at Washington battle on Sunday at Verizon Center as the Capitals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're backing the visiting Florida Panthers in this one, they Panthers listed earlier today as underdogs of 105 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 1.5, depending on the book.

Computer Prediction: Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.5 victory for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

19-11-7 Washington battles the Panthers, currently with a 17-10-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-19-1 for the Capitals and 13-18-5 for the Panthers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Florida injuries news.

This game puts the Washington Capitals, most recently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Florida Panthers, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

How Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 11-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Florida Panthers defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.58 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.01% rate while the Panthers have a 80.99% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on January 1. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds Trends

Florida is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Florida is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Washington
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Florida

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at Vancouver, Thursday, January 8th
Washington at Toronto, Wednesday, January 7th

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