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Nashville Predators vs Washington Capitals Preview

Washington Capitals

Nashville Predators
34-28-12 March 30, 2014, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 32-32-11

The visiting Capitals hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Bridgestone Arena against the Nashville Predators.

The Capitals will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 34-28-12 this season, while the Predators are 32-32-11. Washington is 36-38 against the total, while Nashville is 31-31-13 versus the number.View Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Predators in this one found them earlier as -110 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Predators - Capitals odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nashville is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 6.

Washington was a 4-2 loser in its last match at home against the Bruins. They lost as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Nashville was a 7-3 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.48 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 19.2% while the Capitals defense kills off 80.99% of their penalties.

Next up:
Washington home to Dallas, Tuesday, April 1st
Nashville at Anaheim, Friday, April 4th