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Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Betting Preview

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Dec 3, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Ottawa Senators vs Washington Capitals Odds

12-11-2TEAM RECORD12-11-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Ottawa on Saturday, with the host Capitals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Washington will face the 12-11-2 Senators. In totals betting, the Capitals are 14-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Senators are 15-10 favoring the OVER.

View Ottawa vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Ottawa before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-170-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Senators taking on the No. 15-rated Capitals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 9-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Senators have a 79.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Stars on December 1. Bettors who backed the Stars at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 loser at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Senators at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Ottawa
Washington is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Ottawa
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games

Next up:
Ottawa home to Tampa Bay, Monday, December 5
Washington at Florida, Monday, December 5

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