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Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Preview

Ottawa Senators

Washington Capitals
9-11-4 November 27, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 12-10-2

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

The Capitals currently sport a record of 12-10-2. The Senators are 9-11-4. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 11-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Senators have gone 13-11 against the number.

View Ottawa Senators vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Senators listed earlier today as underdogs of 143 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The Capitals sit at No. 16 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Senators sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

Ottawa was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They lost as -106 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Washington lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Maple Leafs on November 23. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 7-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.21 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 23.4% rate while the Senators have a 80.37% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Senators at Capitals trends to consider:
Ottawa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Vancouver, Thursday, November 28th
Washington home to Montreal, Friday, November 29th