Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Matchup Report

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Jan 24, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Odds

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The Washington Capitals look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Canadiens arrive at Verizon Center on Thursday.

The Capitals are 0-2 so far on the season. The Canadiens, meanwhile, are 1-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 2-0 and the Canadiens go 0-2 on the totals.

View Montreal vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Capitals in this one will find them as -131 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canadiens, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 16-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Canadiens have a 76.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Montreal was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Panthers. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Capitals were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 2-8
After a loss are 9-1

A few Canadiens at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Montreal's last 11 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games when playing Montreal
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Montreal home to New Jersey, Sunday, January 27
Washington at New Jersey, Friday, January 25

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