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Florida Panthers take on Capitals in hockey test

Florida Panthers

Washington Capitals
3-8-2 November 02, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 6-7-0

Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Florida Panthers pay a visit to Verizon Center.

The Capitals currently sport a record of 6-7-0. The Panthers are 3-8-2. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Panthers have gone 6-6-1 against the number.

View Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Capitals as -178 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Capitals - Panthers odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 30.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 10-ranked offense (3.15 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.54 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26% rate while the Panthers have a 78.05% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Panthers at Capitals trends to consider:
Florida is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games
Florida is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-9-1 SU in its last 15 games
Washington is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games at home
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Edmonton, Tuesday, November 5th
Washington at New York, Tuesday, November 5th