Hockey odds preview - Washington vs. Montreal
Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
The Montreal Canadiens look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Capitals arrive at Bell Centre on Saturday.
Supporters of the Capitals have seen them go 24-18-2 so far this season, while the Canadiens are at 27-12-5. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 23-21, while the Capitals are 19-22-3.
The Capitals were listed as +-142 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at . The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.
The Canadiens sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Capitals sit at a No. 17 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 21.7% while the Capitals defense kills off 77% of their penalties.
Washington lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Senators on April 18. Bettors who backed the Senators at -112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Canadiens were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Capitals at Canadiens trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
Washington home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 23
Montreal at New Jersey, Tuesday, April 23