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Hockey Matchup - Los Angeles Kings Washington Capitals Odds Preview

Washington CapitalsLos Angeles Kings
Jan 9, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Washington Capitals vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

21-16-2TEAM RECORD20-15-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Washington battle on Monday at STAPLES Center as the Kings try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Kings are 20-15-7 overall while the Capitals are 21-16-2. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 9-25-8 on the OU, and Washington is 22-17.

View Washington vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Kings, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.1 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 13.2% rate while the Capitals have a 82.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Washington was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Kings were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing San Jose are 3-3-1
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Capitals at Kings trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 3-6-2 SU in its last 11 games ,when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Los Angeles' last 14 games at home
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, January 11
Los Angeles home to Dallas, Thursday, January 12