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Caps are on a 4-Game Win Streak Against the Reeling Wild

Another loss for the Wild tonight would make it four in a row and nine in their last 10 games. That’s a trend that will have to change if they expect to get past the first round of the playoffs but it may not be one that alters course tonight with a matchup vs the league-leading Capitals on the docket. Washington has won four straight games against Minnesota as well as four overall and opened as the -115 road favorite.

SHARK BITES
  • The Wild are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games as underdog.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Capitals' last 10 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Wild's last 9 games with a closing total of 5.0 or less.

These teams met exactly two weeks ago in D.C. and the Caps came away with a 4-2 straight-up and puckline win on their home ice. Since then, the Wild have been the coldest team in the NHL and are now a long shot to win the Central after it looked like they had the division locked up. In that matchup, Alex Ovechkin ended a 10-game goal drought and the Caps won for the first time in five games in an effort that saw them pepper the Wild net with 40 shots.

During their current four-game win streak, the Capitals have outshot their opponents by an average of six per game and have cashed the puckline three times. Devan Dubnyk has been terrible in the month of March with a save percentage of under .900 in 12 starts and if he’s bad again, the Caps could roll to yet another puckline victory.

The only worrisome trend for the Caps tonight is the trouble they’ve had on the road all season. They have a middling 18-17 straight-up record away from the Verizon Center and have dropped seven of their last nine games at Minnesota’s home rink.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as 104 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.6 win for the Capitals on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild sport a record of 44-24-7 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Capitals sit at 49-17-8 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 37-29-9 for the Wild and 33-27-14 for the Capitals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Minnesota Wild) and the No. 2 (Washington Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 20.48% while the Capitals defense kills off 84.19% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Washington was a 4-1 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Washington at -376 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +137 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Colorado, Wednesday, March 29th
Minnesota home to Ottawa, Thursday, March 30th

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