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Washington Capitals home to Wild in hockey betting action

Minnesota WildWashington Capitals
March 25, 5:00 PM | Verizon Center

Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Odds

31-33-10TEAM RECORD37-30-8

NHL wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Minnesota battle on Sunday at Verizon Center as the Capitals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Washington battles the Wild, currently with a 31-33-10 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 37-34-4 for the Capitals and 28-32-14 for the Wild.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Capitals as -200 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals sit at No. 19 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wild sit at a No. 30 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 17.3% rate while the Wild have a 82% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Buffalo at -212 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Jets on March 23. Bettors who backed the Jets at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Buffalo are 10-0
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wild at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to NY Rangers, Tuesday, March 27
Washington home to Buffalo, Tuesday, March 27

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