Canucks host Ovechkin and Capitals
The Vancouver Canucks will be putting their three-game winning streak on the line on Monday night as they play host to Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.
The Canucks are coming off three straight wins over the Islanders, Devils, and Blues on the road to put them at 8-4-1 on the NHL betting lines on the season. The Caps have won just five of their 11 games this year.
Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 4-6-3 OU, and Washington is 6-5 OU.
Bettors looking to side with the Canucks in this one found them earlier as -147 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
This game puts the Canucks, most recently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.
Washington was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Flames. They lost as -125 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
In their last action, Vancouver was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Blues. Bettors on Vancouver at +180 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 Vancouver's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.92 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.18 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 11.76% while the Capitals defense kills off 89.19% of their penalties.
Washington at Philadelphia, Friday, November 1st
Vancouver at Detroit, Wednesday, October 30th