Washington has been very successful in hockey betting at home and on the road and they should be a popular choice in this game.
Bet on hockey has seen the Capitals win 7 of the last 10 games against Montreal including two of the three meetings this season. The teams split the two games in Washington while the Capitals won 4-3 at Montreal back in late November. The Capitals have won three of the last five in hockey betting at Montreal.
Washington has been almost unbeatable at home but they are also solid on the road for those that bet on hockey. The one thing about taking Washington on the road when you bet on hockey is that the price is lower than when they are at home. The success is still pretty good too.
Washington has the highest scoring offense in the NHL led by Alex Ovechkin. Their defense continues to get better too as they are just outside the top 10 in the league. The Capitals have been so hot this year that going against them as you bet on hockey is just not something you want to do. The price on the Caps is high when you bet on hockey but they continue to win anyway. The Capitals have a duo in goal with Jose Theodore and Simeon Varlamov and so far it has been good enough for them to win a lot of games.
Montreal is one of a group of teams fighting for the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Part of Montreal’s problem is that they are nothing special at home. They are just around .500 at home and that is simply not good enough in hockey betting. They are poor on offense ranking 27th in the league and it is not likely to get any better now that leading scorer Michael Cammalleri is out. The Canadiens will have to win with defense and that might be difficult in this bet on hockey matchup against the high scoring Capitals. Montreal is decent on defense but they are not great and without a lot of scoring they need to be great. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak has been good but not great for much of this hockey betting season.