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Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Preview

Washington Capitals

Florida Panthers
27-23-9 February 27, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 22-29-7

The Florida Panthers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Capitals invade BankAtlantic Center on Thursday.

The Panthers sit at 22-29-7 on the season; in comparison, the Capitals are currently 27-23-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 26-27-5 OU, and Washington is 28-31 OU.

View Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Panthers as 100 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Panthers sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Capitals sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -123 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.97 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 8.95% while the Capitals defense kills off 81.31% of their penalties.

A few Capitals at Panthers trends to consider:
Washington is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games at home
Florida is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Boston, Saturday, March 1st
Florida at Columbus, Saturday, March 1st