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Washington Capitals Host Vancouver Canucks in NHL Betting Action

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Vancouver Canucks dueling the Washington Capitals on Sunday at Verizon Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Vancouver Canucks were listed as 226 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Sunday at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.6 win for the Canucks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vancouver Canucks vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Capitals sit at 16-7-3 on the season; in comparison, the Vancouver Canucks are currently 12-14-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 10-10-6 OU, and Vancouver is 13-11-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Vancouver injuries news.

This game puts the Washington Capitals, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Vancouver Canucks, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 14-ranked offense (2.65 goals per game) against a Vancouver Canucks defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.96 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Canucks have a 85.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -197 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Washington was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Sabres. They won as -124 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • Vancouver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Carolina, Tuesday, December 13th
Washington at New York, Tuesday, December 13th