Capitals vs. Ducks Pick
67 Washington Capitals at 68 Anaheim Ducks, 10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Ducks are listed as a -135 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Capitals are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.
Anaheim opened as the -135 favorite it is now, while the total has not budged from 5.5 goals. The Ducks range from a -134 to a -140 favorite depending on the sportsbook, while Washington is anywhere from a +120 to a +126 underdog. The total is at 5.5 goals everywhere.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 55 percent of public bets have sided with the visiting Capitals. Online wager info also shows that 64 percent of bets are coming in on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Capitals right winger Devante Smith-Pelley is probable to play tonight after suffering a lower body injury. Ducks right winger Patrick Eaves is out indefinitely with an illness.
Washington won the first meeting this season on its home ice by a count of 3-2 in overtime on Dec. 16. Seven of the last 10 meetings have been won by the Capitals. while the under has hit six times. The Capitals have won three of their last four contests, although they have lost their last two on the road and are 14-12-2-1 away from home on the season. Anaheim has also won three of its last four games with all three victories coming at home. On the season, the Ducks are 18-9-3-2 on their home ice. The trends seem to favor Anaheim considering how well it has played at home this season, but the Capitals have done well in recent meetings with the Ducks and we are getting nice plus money with them. I'm taking the visitors here as a team that talented can always hit as an underdog.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +115