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Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens 01/27/2020 Predictions, NHL Odds and Betting Picks

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Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens 01-27-2020 Predictions NHL Odds and Betting Picks

Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens 01/27/2020 – The best team in the NHL is looking to boss around when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Monday as ice action resumes from the All-Star break. The Washington Capitals, boasting a league-best 33-11-5 record and winners of their last three games, are clinging onto a precarious single-point edge over the Boston Bruins, 71-70, thanks to their third-period onslaught against the New York Islanders which gave them a victory before the break. With the significant disparity on wins and total points, it is anything but surprising that the Vegas Odds are siding with the visiting Capitals to win this game.

Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens 01/27/2020

When: Sunday, January 27, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Bell Center, Montreal, Quebec

TV: Sportsnet West

Stream: SofaScore

Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens 01/26/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Montreal Canadiens +1.5 (-220) 6 o (-115) +110
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+180) 6 u (-105) -130
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Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin will be sitting out this game after he was slapped a one-game suspension for opting out in the All-Star Game to rest. With that, the Washington Capitalsteam captain will deny himself of a chance to record a third straight hat-trick when the Capitals visit Montreal in their first game after the break. Ovechkin holds a total of 50 points which is second to John Carlson’s 60 for the team. He leads the team in total goals scored with 34 that include eight in their current three-game victory run. The absence will be felt ultimately by the team as Ovechkin has been their most trusted goal scorer on ice, having a 12-goal difference with Jakub Brana who comes in second in goals with 22.

Players to watch: John Carlson(GP 49, G 13, A 47, PTS 60), Alex Ovechkin (GP 49, G 34, A 16, PTS 50), Evgeny Kuznetsov (GP 46, G 16, A 26, PTS 42).

Montreal Canadiens

It has been a rough year for the Canadiens who could not quite get things in rhythm with a number of skaters not being fully healthy to compete on ice. The team will continue to miss Jonathan Drouin (wrist), Brendan Gallagher (concussion) and Paul Bryon (knee) for this game. That means that the pressure to deliver remains with Tomas Tatar who mustered four points in Montreal’s earlier clash with Washington. Ilya Kovalchuk, who has skated for only eight outings for the Canadiens, has been providing the crucial lift offensively as he registered eight points during the said span. 

Players to watch: Tomas Tatar (GP 50, G 17, A 26, PTS 43), Max Domi (GP 50, G 12, A 22, PTS 34), Phillip Danault (GP 50, G 12, A 24, PTS 36).

Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions

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Capitals

Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
Washington is 16-5 in their last 21 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Over is 5-1 in Washington’s last 6 road games.
Capitals are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a road favorite.
Over is 21-4-1 in Washington’s last 26 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Over is 23-7 in Capitals last 30 games following a win.

Canadiens

Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
Montreal is 3-13 in their last 16 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Under is 5-0 in Canadiens last 5 vs. Metropolitan.
Under is 9-1 in Montreal’s last 10 home games.
Over is 5-1 in Canadiens last 6 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Capitals vs Canadiens Betting Picks

One word. Cakewalk. It serves right that the Capitals are given the advantage to win by the bookmakers as they are head and shoulders above the competition compared to the Canadiens. They may Ovechkin in this match, but their depth will come alive. Although playing away from home, expect Washington to lord it over the home team.

Score Prediction: Canadiens 1, Capitals 3.