Panthers open as moneyline underdog vs Capitals

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Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Odds

4-5-1TEAM RECORD2-8-1

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

Washington battles the Panthers, currently with a 4-5-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-7 for the Capitals and 5-5 for the Panthers.

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -116 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 25-rated Panthers taking on the No. 30-rated Capitals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.3 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.5 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 21.4% while the Panthers defense kills off 76.7% of their penalties.

The Panthers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +127 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Washington lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Penguins on February 7. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -177 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Panthers at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
Florida is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Washington, Tuesday, February 12