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Hockey Matchup - Washington Capitals Phoenix Coyotes Odds Preview


Phoenix Coyotes

Washington Capitals
29-23-11 March 08, 2014, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 29-25-10



The visiting Coyotes hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals.

Washington battles the Coyotes, currently with a 29-23-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-32 for the Capitals and 32-28-3 for the Coyotes.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -121 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 17 and the Coyotes at No. 10 heading into this contest.



The Coyotes were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Capitals were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -220 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 9-ranked offense (2.94 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.89 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 22.98% rate while the Coyotes have a 79.46% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Coyotes at Capitals trends to consider:
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games
Phoenix is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Phoenix's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
Washington is 5-9-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Phoenix
Washington is 2-3-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix


Next up:
Phoenix at Tampa Bay, Monday, March 10th
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Monday, March 10th

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