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Ducks Host Caps in Heavyweight Battle

Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals Ryan Kesler Anaheim Ducks NHL

The hottest team in the NHL squares off with the best team as the Anaheim Ducks try to extend their winning streak to 12 games when they visit the Washington Capitals Monday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Capitals are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games.
  • The visiting team is 9-3 SU in the last 12 games between the Ducks and Caps.
  • The Capitals are 9-3 SU in their 12 games on the road.

The Ducks’ 11th win, a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, was probably their biggest of the streak. The triumph put them tops in the Pacific Division with 82 points – two ahead of Kings.

Five of those 11 wins have come on home ice and they have outscored opponents 12-7 in those home wins. Furthermore, they have been lights out versus opponents from within the Pacific, taking a 17-4-4 record into Monday’s contest. They also have an 11-game winning streak versus teams from within the division as well, just to throw yet another dominant stat in there.

The Capitals have been the best team in the league for the entirety of the season and have gone 8-3 SU in their last 11 games. They skated to a 2-1 overtime victory against the Boston Bruins in their last contest Saturday.

It is not known who will get the start in the crease Monday, but all signs point to Braden Holtby for the Caps and John Gibson for the Ducks.

Whatever happens, this could very well be a Stanley Cup preview as the Ducks have been the best team since Christmas and are unbeatable at the moment. This could give us a better look at where these two stand with the playoffs not far off.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.1 win for the Ducks on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 48-13-4 this season, while the Ducks are 37-19-8. Washington is 25-25-15 on the totals; Anaheim is 25-25-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Anaheim Ducks at No. 1 and the Washington Capitals at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.31 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 24.73% while the Capitals defense kills off 84.24% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Washington at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Anaheim won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Kings on March 05. Bettors who backed the Ducks at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Anaheim is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Anaheim is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 9th
Anaheim at Colorado, Wednesday, March 9th