Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Previews

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Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Previews

The Washington Capitals (37-17-5) meet the Montreal Canadiens (27-27-8) in NHL action at the Capìtal One Arena on Thursday night.

Washington were last in action on Monday night, when they lost 3-2 on the road at the Vegas Golden Knights. It was a fourth defeat in five games for the Caps.

T.J. Oshie scored both goals for Washington, while Braden Holtby made 26 saves.

The Capitals are currently averaging 3.47 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.03 (GA). Alex Ovechkin has 40 goals for Washington, while John Carlson has 70 points and has registered 55 assists. They are 16-9-4 on home-ice this season.

Betting Odds - Winner

Montreal lost for a fifth straight game as they went down to a 4-3 defeat at the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Incredibly, the NHL’s weakest team has swept the Habs 4-0 this season.

Nate Thompson and Jeff Petry scored to give Montreal a 2-0 lead in the first period and Nick Suzuki added another to put the Canadiens 3-1 at the end of the second period, before the Red Wings rallied with three goals in the third period. Carey Price made 21 saves.

The Canadiens are averaging 2.95 GPG, while they are allowing 3.08 (GA). Tomas Tatar leads the way for Montreal with regards to goals, points and assists, with 21, 54 and 33 respectively.

Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Lines & Prediction

The Capitals are -192 (1.52) with bet365 on the Money Line NHL odds, while the Canadiens can be backed at best odds of +167 (2.67) with bet365.

Neither of these teams is in great form coming into this game, but the Capitals are the franchise with the greater quality and with home-ice advantage they have to be the tips here with regards to predictions for this game.

NHL Prediction: Money Line – Washington Capitals to Win @ -192 (1.52) with bet365

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