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Washington favored by -116 against Calgary on Saturday

Washington Capitals

Calgary Flames
5-5-0 October 26, 2013, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 4-4-2

The visiting Capitals hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Calgary Flames.

The Flames bring a 4-4-2 record to the battle against the 5-5-0 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Calgary go 6-4 so far and the Capitals go 5-5.

View Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Flames in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 105 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 5-rated Capitals taking on the No. 18-rated Flames in this contest.

Washington was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Oilers. They won as -122 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Calgary lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Stars on October 24. Bettors who backed the Stars at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 16-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 20.51% rate while the Capitals have a 88.24% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington at Vancouver, Monday, October 28th
Calgary at Toronto, Wednesday, October 30th