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Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens – NHL – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Washington Capitals (0-2-0) are -310 on the moneyline to win when they host the Montreal Canadiens (1-1-0), who have +245 odds, on Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+, TVAS, NBCS-DC, and CITY.

Capitals vs. Canadiens Predictions

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Capitals vs Canadiens Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Total
Capitals -310 6.5

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Capitals vs. Canadiens Betting Trends

  • In the 54 games the Capitals were favored on the moneyline a season ago they posted a 30-24 win-loss record.
  • Last season, Washington went 1-1 in the two games they were moneyline favorites of weaker -310.
  • The Capitals have a 75.6% chance (based on the moneyline’s implied probability) to win this game.
  • The Capitals’ 270 total goals (3.3 per game) made them the 10th-best scoring team in the league last season.
  • The Capitals were 12th in goals against, allowing 242 total goals (3.0 per game) in NHL play.
  • The Canadiens claimed an upset victory in 18, or 26.5%, of the 68 games they played as an underdog last season.
  • Montreal went 3-10 last season when oddsmakers made them underdogs of +245 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Canadiens have a 29.0% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
  • With 222 goals (2.7 per game) last season, the Canadiens had the NHL’s 27th-ranked offense.
  • The Canadiens’ total of 313 goals conceded (3.8 per game) was 32nd in the league.

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Capitals vs. Canadiens Over/Under Trends

  • Last season, 47 of Washington’s games went over Saturday’s total of 6.5 goals.
  • There were 42 Montreal games with more than 6.5 goals last season.
  • The Capitals scored 3.29 goals per game last season, compared to the Canadiens’ 2.71, adding up to 0.5 fewer goals than this contest’s total of 6.5.
  • These two teams conceded a combined 6.8 goals per game, 0.3 more than this contest’s over/under.

Capitals Team Leaders 2021-22

  • Alex Ovechkin was one of Washington’s top contributors last season with 91 points. He had 50 goals and 41 assists.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov contributed with 78 points (24 goals, 54 assists).
  • John Carlson had 71 total points for Washington, with 17 goals and 54 assists.
  • Darcy Kuemper (37-12-4) had a goals against average of 2.5 last season, and made 1616 saves. His .921 save percentage was fifth-best in the league.

Canadiens Team Leaders 2021-22

  • Nicholas Suzuki put up 61 points (0.7 per game) for Montreal last season, with 21 goals and 40 assists in 82 games (playing 20:30 per game).
  • Evgenii Dadonov posted 43 total points (0.6 per game) last season. He had 20 goals and 23 assists.
  • Cole Caufield was a top player on offense for Montreal with 23 goals and 20 assists.
  • Jake Allen was 9-20-4 last season, conceding 107 goals (3.3 goals against average) with a .905 save percentage (30th in the league).

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