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Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings in NHL odds

Detroit Red WingsWashington Capitals
Oct 22, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals Odds

5-0-0TEAM RECORD6-0-0

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

The Capitals are 6-0 so far on the season. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 5-0. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 3-3 and the Red Wings go 2-3 on the totals.

View Detroit vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Capitals were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Capitals) and the No. 3 (Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 1-ranked offense (3.8 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.4 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26.1% rate while the Red Wings have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

The Red Wings were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -235 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Flyers on October 20. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Red Wings at Capitals trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Detroit19-5-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 25 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Columbus, Tuesday, October 25
Washington at Edmonton, Thursday, October 27