The NHL Betting Vegas lines for these two teams have the Capitals favored at -190 and Montreal the home underdog at +165. There are many NHL betting Odds angles to consider when it comes to this game. The Canadiens have lost six straight home playoff games dating back to last year. Meanwhile, Washington has gone 1-for-24 on the power play, stunning when you consider they were the top team in the league with the man advantage. The Montreal newspapers are reporting that the Capitals are frustrated and clueless on the power play right now, but don’t buy it.
The bottom Betting line is that Montreal has failed to capitalize on home ice and Washington plays very well in the Bell Centre. While matchup betting is based on key factors going into each game, such as Washington inserting veteran gritty forward Scott Walker into the lineup for this game, sooner or later you have to just bet on the better team. The Capitals are the better team and it’s hard to see them blowing two games in a row to the vastly inferior Montreal team. Bet on the Capitals on the money line and feel confident you’ll take this one home.
As for the total, Sports Betting Odds has the over/under NHL Vegas odds at 6. We don’t have a big feeling either way on this one, but would lean towards the under, with Montreal struggling all season to scores goals.
Don’t forget about the NHL player props, either. Alexander Ovechkin is never caged for two games in a row. Expect him to explode in this game as well. NHL Playoffs Picks & NHL Playoffs Predictions Bet on Washington Capitals.
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