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Panthers visit Washington Capitals in NHL clash

Florida PanthersWashington Capitals
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Odds

24-16-11TEAM RECORD27-21-4

The Washington Capitals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Florida Panthers invade Verizon Center on Tuesday.

The Capitals sport records of 27-21-4 heading into this matchup, while the Panthers sit at 24-16-11 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-24 for the Capitals and 22-23-6 for the Panthers.

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Washington sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals sit at No. 20 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 17.5% rate while the Panthers have a 80.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Panthers were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington was a 4-1 loser in its last match at home against the Bruins. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Panthers at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Florida is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Florida is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Los Angeles, Thursday, February 9
Washington home to Winnipeg, Thursday, February 9

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