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The Canadiens are on a one-way train to Fadesville vs Capitals

The Montreal Canadiens have had a season from hell and it doesn’t get any easier tonight for the Habs in Washington. The Canadiens have lost three games in a row and are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games, which has dropped them to 14th in the Eastern Conference. They opened as heavy dogs vs the Capitals, who are 18-6 SU at home.

SHARK BITES
  • The Capitals are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games after a loss.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Canadiens’ last 11 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Capitals’ last five games with no days off between games.

The Capitals are coming off a recent road game in New Jersey where they fell 4-3 to the Devils. Washington is 6-2 SU in its last eight games and if it wasn’t for the Vegas Golden Knights’ outstanding record at home, the Caps would have the best home mark in the NHL. At Capital One Arena, the Capitals only allow 2.25 goals per game, which ranks third in the league, and have held teams to a total of five goals in their last four home games.

Where the Habs keep falling short on the road is on the offensive end. Montreal has lost its last five road games and only managed four goals total in those losses. No one on the Canadiens can seem to score and their leading goal scorer this season is Brendan Gallagher with 16. When you factor in that the Habs have lost three straight to the Caps by a combined score of 13-4, it would be very hard to place a wager on Montreal and feel good about it.

The total opened at 5.5 and an UNDER may be in the cards for this matchup. The UNDER has hit in five straight road games for the Canadiens and as mentioned, the Caps are defensive dynamos at home.

Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals currently sport a record of 28-14-4. The Montreal Canadiens are 18-21-6. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 26-20 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 19-24-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens-Capitals odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 14 in the current OddsShark poll, while Montreal is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.11 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.16 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 19.01% while the Canadiens defense kills off 77.93% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Montreal was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -191 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -102 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Montreal is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 11 games
  • Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Boston, Saturday, January 20
Washington home to Philadelphia, Sunday, January 21

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