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Washington Capitals

Anaheim Ducks
32-27-10 March 18, 2014, 10:00 PM | Honda Center 45-16-7

The Anaheim Ducks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Capitals arrive at Honda Center on Tuesday.

The Ducks currently sport a record of 45-16-7. The Capitals are 32-27-10. Betting totals have seen the Ducks post a 35-30-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 34-35 against the number.View Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 173 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Ducks and the No. 4-rated Capitals in this matchup.

The Capitals were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +130 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 4-ranked offense (3.21 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 25 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 16.38% rate while the Capitals have a 80.82% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington at Los Angeles, Thursday, March 20th
Anaheim at San Jose, Thursday, March 20th