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Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks Betting Matchup Report


Anaheim Ducks

Washington Capitals
26-7-5 December 23, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 19-13-4



The visiting Ducks hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals.

The Ducks will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 26-7-5 this season, while the Capitals are 19-13-4. Anaheim is 19-16-3 on the totals; Washington is 18-18.

View Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as 100 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Capitals - Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 6.



The Ducks were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Capitals were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 5-ranked offense (3.19 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.53 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26.12% rate while the Ducks have a 80.83% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Ducks at Capitals trends to consider:
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Anaheim's last 8 games on the road
Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim


Next up:
Anaheim home to Winnipeg, Saturday, December 28th
Washington home to New York, Friday, December 27th

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