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Predators visit Washington Capitals in NHL clash

Nashville Predators

Washington Capitals
13-13-3 December 07, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 14-12-2

The Nashville Predators will look to grab a road win when they take on the Capitals in Washington at Verizon Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Predators will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-13-3 this season, while the Capitals are 14-12-2. Nashville is 10-14-5 on the totals; Washington is 12-16.

View Nashville Predators vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

The Predators were listed as 138 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 18 and the Predators at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 4-1 loser at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 8-ranked offense (2.96 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.86 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.15% rate while the Predators have a 84.38% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Predators at Capitals trends to consider:
Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Nashville is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games on the road
Nashville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Nashville at New York, Tuesday, December 10th
Washington at New York, Sunday, December 8th