The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in eight of the last nine games between the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens as those two Eastern Conference clubs hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Thursday night.
Washington and Montreal have already met twice this season, with the Canadiens winning 2-1 as a road underdog on October 9 and 1-0 as a home favorite on January 31. Overall, however, the Canadiens have managed to win just four of their last 10 games against the Capitals dating back to 2012.
Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Montreal Canadiens as -137 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.
Computer Prediction: Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Pick
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.2-2.7 win for the Capitals on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Montreal Canadiens are 47-22-8 overall while the Washington Capitals are 42-25-10. As for the totals, Montreal is 24-39-14 on the OU, and Washington is 35-39-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Washington injuries news.
The Montreal Canadiens sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the Washington Capitals sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.
How Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Stats Matchup
The game also pits Montreal’s No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.64 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 16.51% while the Capitals defense kills off 82% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Washington was a 4-2 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Washington at -195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Montreal lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Lightning on March 30. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Trends
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal’s last 5 games when playing Washington
Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal’s last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at Ottawa, Saturday, April 4th
Montreal at New Jersey, Friday, April 3rd