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Struggling Senators could be in tough vs Capitals

The Ottawa Senators are on a stretch they’d like to forget. After returning from their trek to Sweden, the Sens have dropped three straight games and now face a Washington team that is 5-1 SU in its last six games at home. Ottawa opened as a +120 road dog to get the victory at Capital One Arena.

  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Capitals’ last nine games.
  • Erik Karlsson only has one goal in 14 games this season.
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last five games.

The Sens have had some trouble in the scoring department on this three-game losing streak. Ottawa has only notched three goals in its last three games and is 0-3 ATS. And it’s no coincidence that Erik Karlsson had no points in those contests. In Ottawa wins this season, the star defenseman has 11 points but in Sens losses, he has two. Teams are picking up on the idea that if they shut Karlsson down, they can stifle the Senators (easier said than done).

Washington has been the definition of mediocre this season. With a record of 11-11 SU, Caps backers must be pulling their hair out hoping for some consistency from the reigning Presidents’ Trophy winners. Their puckline record has been horrible at home this season at 3-7 ATS and they’re barely holding on to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Bettors may need to only consider the Capitals moneyline at -130 in this matchup as Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games versus the Senators.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Washington Capitals as -140 favorites earlier today. The OVER/UNDER opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-1.9 result in favor of the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals are 11-10-1 so far on the season. The Ottawa Senators, meanwhile, are 8-5-6. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Washington go 11-11 and the Senators go 11-8 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Ottawa injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Capitals rated this week at No. 29 and the Senators sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.26 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 20.27% while the Senators defense kills off 79.25% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -143 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Capitals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +121 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa at Columbus, Friday, November 24
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Friday, November 24