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Montreal CanadiensWashington Capitals
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Odds

24-27-10TEAM RECORD29-26-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Montreal duelling Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.

The Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 24-27-10 this season, while the Capitals are 29-26-5. Montreal is 25-30-6 on the totals; Washington is 30-28-2.

View Montreal vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 19 and the Canadiens at No. 11 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 17.6% while the Canadiens defense kills off 89.1% of their penalties.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Stars on February 21. Bettors who backed the Stars at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Washington lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Senators on February 22. Bettors who backed the Senators at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Canadiens at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Montreal
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Montreal at Florida, Sunday, February 26
Washington at Toronto, Saturday, February 25

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