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Phoenix Washington Betting Preview

Washington Capitals

Phoenix Coyotes
9-7-0 November 09, 2013, 08:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 11-4-2

NHL wagering interest swings to the Phoenix vs Washington battle on Saturday at Jobing.com Arena as the Coyotes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Coyotes are 11-4-2 overall while the Capitals are 9-7-0. As for the totals, Phoenix is 10-6-1 on the OU, and Washington is 8-8.

View Washington Capitals vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Coyotes in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -163 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Coyotes and the No. 14-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on Washington at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -140 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3.29 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.75 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 19.05% while the Capitals defense kills off 90.32% of their penalties.

Next up:
Washington at Quebec, Sunday, November 10th
Phoenix at St. Louis, Tuesday, November 12th