Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens Online Hockey Betting Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Tonight’s Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens matchups might be one of the best online hockey betting contests of the week. The Caps entered the season as the reigning Stanley Cup champions but haven’t played as dominantly as they would’ve liked. The Canadiens are also having a decent start to the season and are hoping to ignite a lengthy win streak to take the Atlantic Division in the coming weeks. So what kind of matchup are tonight’s NHL legal betting odds predicting?
Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens– Monday, November 19th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
The Caps swim into this Monday night contest flashing a 9-7-3 record that ranks them 4th overall in the Metropolitan Division with a total of 21 points this season. Right now the Columbus Blue Jackets lead the Met with a total of 26-points. All in all Washington isn’t too far behind the Blue Jackets. However, with a 3-2 record in their last 5, Washington will certainly be looking to turn things around in the coming days. Unfortunately, the online hockey betting odds don’t think that Washington poses much of a threat on the road this evening. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that Washington will need their defense to pick up the pace. Although the Caps rank 8th in scoring, their defense ranks 25th in points allowed. For comparison, Montreal ranks 11th in scoring and 24th in points allowed. All in all Washington’s offense should be able to lead them to a win against an equally suspect defense.
Players to Watch: Nicklas Backstrom (5 G, 17 A, 22 PTS.), Alex Ovechkin (13 G, 8 A, 21 PTS.), and Evgeny Kuznetsov (6 G, 15 A, 21 PTS.).
The Canadiens enter tonight’s contest sporting an 1-6-3 record that nets them 25 points on the season. That 25 point tally pegs them as the 4th best team in the Atlantic and also places them 4 points behind the division leading Tampa Bay Lightning. With a 3-1 record in their last 4 matchups, it’s safe to say that Montreal brings a bit of momentum to tonight’s home contest. However, since the Canadiens are 4-6 in their last 10 meetings against the Caps, it’s safe to say that they’ll be facing a very confident version of Washington this evening.
Players to Watch: Max Domi (10 G, 14 A, 24 PTS.), Tomas Tatar (9 G, 8 A, 17 PTS.), and Jonathan Drouin (7 G, 10 A, 17 PTS.).
Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens matchup? All in all, this one is a bit of a tossup. The odds out on Washington are by far the best to capitalize on however. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 6-4 Washington.