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Capitals vs Red Wings Hockey Game Preview

Washington Capitals

Detroit Red Wings
10-8-1 November 15, 2013, 07:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena 9-5-5

The Detroit Red Wings look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Capitals arrive at Joe Louis Arena on Friday.

The Red Wings currently sport a record of 9-5-5. The Capitals are 10-8-1. Betting totals have seen the Red Wings post a 8-9-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 10-9 against the number.

View Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Red Wings as -142 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Red Wings and the No. 13-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Washington was a 4-3 winner at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Washington at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +156 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense (2.47 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.89 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 18.64% rate while the Capitals have a 89.19% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington home to St. Louis, Sunday, November 17th
Detroit at New York, Saturday, November 16th