Capitals vs. Senators Prediction
The Capitals are coming off an ugly loss to the Penguins but good news is on the horizon: They face a Senators team tonight just looking to put this season behind them as quickly as possible.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Capitals are -155 money line favorites over the Senators, who have odds of +135 to pull off the upset tonight at 7:30PM ET. As for the total, the number sits at 5.5 goals.
The only thing Ottawa is currently playing for is pride. The chance of the Senators making the playoffs is about slim to none because the team would need to basically run the table as well as get a lot of help. Heading into tonight’s game, the Senators are seven points out of the final wild card spot.
The Capitals are 4-1 in their last five games versus the Senators and are 39-14 in their last 53 games overall. They also have a winning record (37-15) in their last 52 games playing on one day of rest and have won 10 of their last 11 coming off a loss of three or more goals.
Look for Washington to put its 6-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday night in the rearview mirror and handle an Ottawa team that is simply running out the clock on a bad season.
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