NHL Preview: Ottawa Senators vs. Washington Capitals

by Dirty on March 30, 2010

The Ottawa Senators and the Washington Capitals will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Verizon Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Capitals listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Senators, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.

The Senators won their fourth straight by defeating the Panthers 3-2 on Saturday, as -170 favorites. That game’s five goals went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (5).

Matt Cullen, Peter Regin, and Daniel Alfredsson tallied for the Senators.

The Capitals lost to Calgary 5-3 -270 favorite on Sunday. The eight goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (6).

Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist for Washington and Jose Theodore allowed three goals on 10 shots in the loss.

Current streak:
Ottawa has won 4 straight games.
Washington has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Ottawa: 41-30-5
Washington: 49-15-11

Ottawa most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Washington most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Calgary are 3-3-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 6 games when playing Washington
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa’s last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games when playing at home against Ottawa
Washington is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Carolina, Thursday, April 1
Washington home to Atlanta, Thursday, April 1

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