Washington were last in action on Wednesday night when they had a 2-1 shootout win on the road to the Philadelphia Flyers, with their regular time goal coming from Brendan Leipsic and shootout goals from T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov.
The win gave the Caps a NHL-best 32 points for the season to date and they are also averaging a very impressive 3.85 Goals per Game.
On the NHL stats front, Alex Ovechkin has 13 goals for Washington, with John Carlson adding 30 points and 22 assists.
The Montreal Canadiens are also coming into this game off the back of a victory, having won 3-2 in a shootout on home-ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
The Montreal goals came from Brendan Gallagher, Tomas Tatar and Jonathan Drouin, while Carey Price made 33 saves. The Canadiens have now won six of their last eight games. Gallagher has eight goals for Montreal, Drouin has 15 points and Tatar has nine assists.
Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Lines & Predictions
Despite the recent excellent results of the Montreal Canadiens, it’s difficult to go against the Washington Capitals in any NHL predictions coming into this game.
The Caps are fairly short odds on the Money Line at -167 (1.60) with 888Sport, with the Canadiens available at +135 (2.35), also at 888Sport. The tip is therefore to back Washington in the Match Result betting at +100 (2.00) with 888Sport.