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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals get a visit from the Montreal Canadiens in NHL Betting Odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Washington Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -174 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-2 win for the Capitals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Montreal Canadiens have seen them go 19-7-4 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 19-7-3. In totals betting, the Washington Capitals are 10-11-6, while the Canadiens are 10-12-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Montreal injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Washington Capitals at No. 8 and the Montreal Canadiens at No. 11 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 13-ranked offense (2.76 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.27 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 19.35% rate while the Canadiens have a 81.08% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Bruins on December 12. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Capitals were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -280 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
  • Montreal is 14-2 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Montreal is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Anaheim, Tuesday, December 20th
Washington at Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 21st