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Washington Capitals Vs Ottawa Senators Online Sportsbook Odds Analysis

Written by on March 21, 2016

There were a lot of NHL fans who were not particularly happy when the league decided to re-align all the divisions a few years back, but it’s hard to argue with just how successful that move has been. We are heading into the final couple of weeks of the season, and there are still some great playoff and division races going on all over the place. There are in fact only 2 teams that have clinched a playoff spot to this point, with the Washington Capitals being one of them. They are undoubtedly going to walk away with the President’s Trophy for the best regular season record this year, and are also going to head into the playoffs as the favorite to win it all. There is still some business to attend to before the postseason begins, though, and that starts with a trip to Ottawa on Tuesday night. The full odds for this game, as well as all the other NHL action, can be found at MyBookie Online Sportsbook.

Washington Capitals Vs Ottawa Senators Online Sportsbook Odds Analysis

When: Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 PM EST Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa TV: CSNB Opening NHL Odds: Capitals -1.5

Why bet on the Washington Capitals

There is very little left to say that hasn’t already been said about the Washington Capitals (51-15-5) this season. They have been about as good as it gets, and are a team that has an almost perfect balance between offense and defense. The Caps come into this one with a 6-3-1 record in their last 10 games, and are coming of a rather uncharacteristic 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals power play has been sputtering of late, and hasn’t notched a PP goal in 3 games, so watch for that drought to end sooner rather than later. Washington are an impressive 23-9-3 on the road this season, and they have already taken down the Senators twice this year. The Caps are averaging 3.1 GPG, and are giving up 2.4 GPG.

Why bet on the Ottawa Senators

It was around this time last season that the Ottawa Senators (34-31-8) went on a magical run that carried them all the way into the postseason. The Sens find themselves 7 points out of the final Wild Card spot in the eastern Conference right now, and are going to need a heavy sprinkling of magic dust if they hope to be part of the postseason this time around. They are not doing enough to help themselves right now, as going 4-4-2 in their last 10 games really just isn’t good enough. A win against the best team in the league might serve as a major boost for their final push, but the reality is that the odds seem to be stacked against them. Ottawa are averaging 2.8 GPG, and are giving up 3.0 GPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Capitals have won both previous meetings with the Senators this season, scoring 9 and only giving up 2 in those game. I like them to complete the sweep on Tuesday night. Washington Capitals 4 Ottawa Senators 2