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Ottawa Senators vs Washington Capitals Betting Preview

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April 18, 7:30 PM | Scotiabank Place

Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Odds

24-17-2TEAM RECORD22-14-6

Hockey bettors look for value at Scotiabank Place on Thursday as host Ottawa battles the Washington Capitals in hockey odds action.

Ottawa battles the Capitals, currently with a 24-17-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 10-25-7 for the Senators and 19-21-3 for the Capitals.

View Washington vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Ottawa sat as -116 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Senators, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 25-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Capitals have a 76.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -157 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Capitals at Senators trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ottawa's last 9 games when playing Washington
Ottawa is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Montreal, Saturday, April 20
Ottawa home to Toronto, Saturday, April 20

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