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Capitals open as moneyline underdog vs Kings

Los Angeles Kings

Washington Capitals
41-25-6 March 25, 2014, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 34-27-11

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

The Capitals sport a record of 34-27-11 heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 41-25-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-38 for the Capitals and 18-37-17 for the Kings. View Los Angeles Kings vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before puck drop in this match found them as -121-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 6 and the Kings at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Los Angeles was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Flyers. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on Washington at +175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 10-ranked offense (2.89 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.64% rate while the Kings have a 83.52% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Kings at Capitals trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 10-3-1 SU in its last 14 games
Los Angeles is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 27th
Washington home to Boston, Saturday, March 29th