Gamblers are looking at Washington’s 7-2 rout of New Jersey on Saturday and they can’t wait to make an NHL bet on the Capitals on Monday at SBG.
Ovechkin – The Capitals looked extremely good on Saturday night and Alex Ovechkin looked like the MVP. He had two goals in their rout of the Devils. He has 16 goals and 14 assists in 20 career games against the Senators. The Capitals could have a big night against an Ottawa team that is probably overmatched.
Winless Senators – It is unusual to see this big of a line early in the season when you make an NHL bet but Ottawa is 0-2 and has not looked good. They allowed five goals on Saturday to Toronto in a 5-1 loss. It seems unlikely they will be able to stop Ovechkin and the Capitals on Monday. Ottawa is 0 for 10 on the power play and they have been outshot 74-44 in their two losses.
Big Numbers for the Caps - Washington is 7-2-3 against Ottawa in the last three years. They have won seven of their last 12 games overall against the Senators, including five of their six at home. It should be noted that two of those wins did come in overtime. The Senators are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. the Southeast. The Senators are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Senators are 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Washington. The Capitals are 38-16 in their last 54 vs. Eastern Conference. The Capitals are 73-32 in their last 105 home games. The Capitals are 36-16 in their last 52 games as a home favorite. If you like the total, the Over is 5-0-1 in the Senators last 6 vs. the Southeast. The Over is 5-1 in the Senators last 6 road games. The Over is 12-3-1 in the Senators last 16 overall. The Under is 3-1-1 in the Capitals last 5 vs. the Northeast. The Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The Over in NHL betting is 7-1-3 in the last 11 meetings in Washington.