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Capitals are a Great Bounce Back Bet

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The Washington Capitals saw their six-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday but will be seeking to get back to their winning ways Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings. The Caps have traditionally been a solid play to bounce back after a loss, going 7-0 SU in their last seven after suffering a defeat.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Wings are 5-0 SU in their last five games against the Capitals in December.
  • The Capitals are 4-0 SU in their last four games at home.
  • The Red Wings are 4-1 SU in their last five games as road underdogs.

When the Wings and Capitals collide, low-scoring affairs tend to follow. The UNDER has paid out in the last four meetings between the clubs.

Red Wings super rookie Dylan Larkin has been a revelation this season. Larkin scored his team-leading 11th goal in Saturday’s victory over Nashville to increase the Wings’ point streak to 10 games (7-0-3). Larkin is leading the NHL in plus/minus at +19 – no small feat for a player that wasn’t on many experts’ radar in the Rookie of the Year conversation at the start of the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Red Wings were listed as 138 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3-2.8 win for the Red Wings on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Washington Capitals are 18-5-1 overall while the Detroit Red Wings are 15-8-4. As for the totals, Washington is 9-12-3 on the OU, and Detroit is 9-13-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Detroit injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Capitals rated this week at No. 3 and the Detroit Red Wings sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.16 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.56 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 27.03% while the Red Wings defense kills off 80.46% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -107 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +129 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Montreal, Thursday, December 10th
Washington at Florida, Thursday, December 10th