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Red Wings open as moneyline underdog vs Capitals

Detroit Red Wings

Washington Capitals
24-19-11 February 02, 2014, 12:30 PM | Verizon Center 24-22-9

NHL wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Detroit battle on Sunday at Verizon Center as the Capitals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 24-19-11 this season, while the Capitals are 24-22-9. Detroit is 23-26-5 against the total, while Washington is 26-29 versus the number.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 119 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Capitals and the No. 25-rated Red Wings in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 13-ranked offense (2.87 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 22.34% rate while the Red Wings have a 83.66% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Red Wings at Capitals trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Vancouver, Monday, February 3rd
Washington home to New York, Tuesday, February 4th