Ducks-Capitals odds: Washington an easy home favorite
The Anaheim Ducks (10-9-2) travel to the nation’s capital to face the Washington Capitals (15-3-4) at Capital One Arena Monday at 7 p.m. ET. We analyze the Ducks-Capitals odds and lines while providing NHL betting tips around this matchup.
Ducks at Capitals: Projected starting goalies
John Gibson vs. Braden Holtby
Gibson has a 7-9 record for Anaheim with a 2.83 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. After losing three straight starts, Gibson turned in a 37-save gem against the St. Louis Blues Saturday.
Holtby has posted a 2.97 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. He has won five consecutive starts and four of them have seen him allow two or fewer goals.
Ducks at Capitals: Odds, picks and betting tips
Odds courtesy of BetMGM; access them at USA TODAY Sports for a full set of today’s betting odds. Odds last updated at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Capitals 4, Ducks 2
The CAPITALS ( -228) are in a good position against a Ducks team with trouble stringing together road victories. Anaheim has lost six straight road games after a road win.
Monday expects to be a game where Washington should be able to attack Anaheim’s weakened defense (no Josh Manson or Hampus Lindholm) with regularity. The Capitals are our pick here.
A $10 bet on the Capitals results in a $4.39 profit with a Washington win.
Puck Line/Against the Spread (ATS)
The CAPITALS have better value on the spread (-1.5, +115) Monday night and are one of the better teams at covering the spread. Their 14-8 record is good for fourth in the NHL. Given how often they are favored in games, it should not come as much of a surprise. It also helps that they average nearly four goals per game at home.
Taking the Capitals to cover at -115 results in an $8.70 profit with a $10 wager.
The OVER 5.5 ( -139) is a good choice for Monday night.
Placing a $10 bet here will give a bettor a decent $7.19 profit with a total of six or more goals scored.
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