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Stars have been a sure bet vs Capitals

The Washington Capitals will look to win their fourth game in a row when they face off vs the Dallas Stars tonight. The Caps have been on a nice run in their last eight games at 7-1 SU but will face an uphill battle to escape with a victory at American Airlines Arena as the Stars have owned them in their last 10 games. Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games vs the Capitals and opened as a -118 favorite to secure another victory.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Capitals’ last 8 road games vs teams with winning records.
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last five games when hosting Washington.
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last six road games.

Despite Washington getting owned by the Stars, bettors shouldn’t jump all over the puckline. The Caps have only lost two of those 10 games by two or more goals and are due for a bounce-back road performance after going 2-4 SU in their last six road games.

The Stars, on the other hand, have been an excellent home bet this season at 10-4 SU but have shown some vulnerability recently, going 2-5 SU in their last seven games. The Stars have been relying on backup goaltender Kari Lehtonen in the last five games and he has performed below average at 2-3 SU while allowing 16 goals. Dallas is expected to get back starter Ben Bishop for tonight’s contest which should bode well for bettors planning to back the Stars.

The total opened at 5.5 goals and an OVER could come to fruition in this matchup. The OVER has hit in the last three games in this matchup and Washington is averaging four goals per game in the month of December while Dallas is allowing over three goals per game this month.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Dallas Stars as -115 favorites earlier today. The OVER/UNDER opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Capitals to win this game 3.8-1.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Washington Capitals have seen them go 21-12-1 so far this season, while the Stars are at 18-14-2. In totals betting, the Stars are 18-15-1, while the Capitals are 19-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Dallas Stars) and the No. 5 (Washington Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.91 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 18.81% while the Capitals defense kills off 79.17% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Ducks. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Dallas was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Dallas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games at home
  • Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Arizona, Friday, December 22
Dallas home to Chicago, Thursday, December 21

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