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Washington favored by -126 against Montreal on Friday

Montreal Canadiens

Washington Capitals
14-9-2 November 29, 2013, 05:00 PM | Verizon Center 12-11-2

Montreal pays a visit to Washington on Friday, hoping to shut down the Capitals snipers in hockey action at Verizon Center.

The Capitals sit at 12-11-2 on the season; in comparison, the Canadiens are currently 14-9-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 12-13 OU, and Montreal is 6-17-2 OU.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Montreal before puck drop in this match found them as 114-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Capitals - Canadiens odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 11.

Montreal was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Sabres. They won as -170 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.04 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.08 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 24.49% while the Canadiens defense kills off 83.91% of their penalties.

A few Canadiens at Capitals trends to consider:
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
Montreal is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, November 30th
Washington at New York, Saturday, November 30th