Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Matchup Report
Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Montreal home to New Jersey, Sunday, January 27
Washington at New Jersey, Friday, January 25