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Caps Go for Fourth-Straight Win Monday

Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals NHL

The Washington Capitals have been the NHL’s top team since the opening night of the season and can further extend their lead atop the Eastern Conference and tighten their grip on the President’s Trophy with a win versus the Arizona Coyotes Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 2-6 SU in the last eight meetings between the Coyotes and Capitals.
  • The Coyotes are 1-9 SU their last 10 games versus the Metropolitan Division.
  • The Capitals are 8-1 in their last nine games.

The Caps, sitting on 90 points through 57 games, take a three-game winning streak into Monday’s game while the Coyotes have lost seven of 10 and head into the meeting off a 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues Saturday.

Monday’s visit to D.C. starts a five-game road trip for the Coyotes, who sit seven points back of the San Jose Sharks for third in the Pacific Division. They had played well prior to the loss, winning 6-2 and 6-3 over the Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars respectively.

The Capitals have been a machine this season, ranking in the top five in goals per game, goals against, power play percentage and penalty kill percentage. Alex Ovechkin has been in vintage form in February, tallying 10 goals and 11 points in nine games during the month. Ovi recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils in the Caps’ last effort.

While the Yotes can certainly fill the net (ninth in the NHL with 2.8 goals per game), they are undisciplined in too many areas to compete with the incredibly-polished Caps.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.4 win for the Capitals on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Arizona Coyotes vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Capitals sit at 43-10-4 on the season; in comparison, the Arizona Coyotes are currently 27-25-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 24-22-11 OU, and Arizona is 29-22-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Arizona injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Arizona Coyotes taking on the No. 3-rated Washington Capitals in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.35 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 24.29% while the Coyotes defense kills off 77.45% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Blues. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Capitals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -235 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games
  • Arizona is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • Washington is 3-4-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, February 23rd
Washington home to Montreal, Wednesday, February 24th