Caps to Host Flames this NHL Hockey Betting Evening
The 2017 NHL hockey betting season continues this evening with a total of 6 different NHL game betting matchups for fans to tune in and bet on. The Arizona Coyotes will kick off the night’s action by traveling to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs and the San Jose Sharks will close out Monday’s action by taking on the Anaheim Ducks at home. The matchup we aim to break down today is one of the earlier matchups of the night pitting the Calgary Flames against the Washington Capitals. Let’s take a look at what kind of action NHL bookmakers are putting together for this evening’s contest.
Calgary Flames vs. Washington Capitals – Monday, November 20th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Lines:
Calgary Flames +1 ½ (-235) 5 ½ (-120) +120
Washington Capitals -1 ½ (+195) 5 ½ (EV) -140
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The Flames rip into this evening’s contest sporting an 11-8-0 record that ranks the franchise 3rd in the Pacific Division. Calgary is sitting on 22 points on the year which ranks them 3rd in the Pacific Division behind the Los Angeles Kings (26) and the Vegas Golden Knights (25). Calgary is very much in contention for the playoffs as they would be able to punch a ticket to the postseason if the season ended today. Nevertheless, despite their stellar ranking, sports betting websites are siding against the Flames this evening. Which is surprising, considering that this evening’s matchup will be the second time Calgary has faced Washington this season, with the Flames getting the best of the Capitals in the first game 2-1. The Flames last stepped onto the ice this past Saturday when they traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers in a 5-4 winning overtime performance.
Calgary will be hoping for a strong performance from Johnny Gaudreau Monday night. Gaudreau is the man leading Calgary in points with an eye-raising 29 total on the year, made up of 9 goals and 20 assists. Gaudreau often connects with Sean Monahan, who leads the Flames in goals with 11 so far.
The Capitals ride into this Monday night contest flashing an 11-9-1 record that grants the franchise 23 points on the season, which ranks them 5th in the Metropolitan. The Met has been extremely competitive this season with the top three teams in the division all sporting 25 points. This doesn’t mean that Washington is out of playoff contention but rather that they’ll need to bring their A-game to get the job done. The Capitals are more than capable of doing so. Washington is coming off a 3-1 winning performance against the Minnesota Wild this past Saturday and will be looking to pick up their 2nd win in three outings tonight.
NHL hockey betting fans will want to keep an eye out for Evgeny Kuznetsov this evening. Kuznetsov leads Washington in points this season with 5 goals and 18 assists, making him the team’s assist leader as well. Alex Ovechkin leads the club in goals with 13 on the season.