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Sens Struggling Against Top Competition

If the Ottawa Senators want to make a late run at a playoff spot they will need to play better against more difficult competition. The Sens have dropped five consecutive games against teams with winning records while allowing four goals per game in that span. Ottawa will play host to the top team in the NHL when the Washington Capitals come to town Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 14-5 in the past 19 games between the Capitals and the Senators.
  • The Senators are 1-6 SU in their past seven games as underdogs.
  • The Capitals are 6-1 SU in their past seven games following a loss.

After thumping the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Saturday, lines remain unchanged for the Senators heading into Tuesday’s contest. The Sens were propelled to their most goals in their past 10 games thanks to three shorthanded tallies against the Habs. Craig Anderson will get the start in net for Ottawa with the Park Ridge, Illinois-native posting a 1.67 GAA and a .943 save percentage in his past three outings.

The Caps will have a chance to clinch the Metropolitan Division with a victory Tuesday following their first attempt resulting in a 6-2 loss Saturday. Washington has historically fared well against Ottawa as they have won four of the past five against the Senators, featuring a 7-1 beatdown in their pervious meeting in January. That game was highlighted by a two-goal performance from Alex Ovechkin, which had the sniper scoring the 500th goal in his career.

Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ottawa Senators bring a 34-31-8 record to the battle against the 51-15-5 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 35-37-1 so far and the Capitals go 28-27-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ottawa vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Ottawa Senators) and the No. 7 (Washington Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ottawa's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 2.89 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.37 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 16.67% while the Capitals defense kills off 83.93% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Capitals were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Ottawa was a 5-0 winner in its last match at home against the Canadiens. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
  • Ottawa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home
  • Ottawa is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New Jersey, Friday, March 25th
Ottawa at New York, Wednesday, March 23rd