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Washington Capitals host Montreal Canadiens in hockey action

Montreal Canadiens

Washington Capitals
11-9-2 November 22, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 12-9-1

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

The Capitals bring a 12-9-1 record to the battle against the 11-9-2 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 11-11 so far and the Canadiens go 6-15-1.

View Montreal Canadiens 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 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Capitals and the No. 9-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.14 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.14 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 23.6% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85% of their penalties.

A few Canadiens at Capitals trends to consider:
Montreal is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Montreal's last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games on the road
Montreal is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montreal

Next up:
Montreal home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 23rd
Washington at Toronto, Saturday, November 23rd