Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Nov 24, 2021

Coming off of a huge 6-3 win Saturday night, the Montreal Canadiens open a three game road in Washington to face off with the Capitals.

November 24, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Capital One Arena
Puckline +1.5 -140
Moneyline +173
Over / Under o +6


Betting Action


Puckline -1.5 +116
Moneyline -208
Over / Under u +6


Betting Action


Capitals legend Alex Ovechkin scored his 15th goal of the season in the Capitals 5-2 loss in Seattle over the weekend. Washington is returning home from a four game west coast road trip, where they went 2-1-1.

The Capitals are -208 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.

Canadiens vs. Capitals NHL Betting Odds

The Caps host the Habs at Capital One Arena for their only meeting in Washington this season. They’ve each won five their past ten meetings, playing the Over seven times. 94 percent of bettors are siding with the heavily favored Capitals tonight, while 88 percent are taking the Over.

Montreal has yet to win back-to-back games this season, as they come into this one 5-13-2. Four of their past six games have hit the Over, including their two most recent outings. They have only covered eight times this year, but four of them have come in the past six games.

The Caps played the Under three games in a row until their 5-2 gaffe versus Seattle, putting their over/under record to 8-10. Washington bettors have made bank against the spread so far, they have covered in 13 of their 20 games.

Montreal Canadiens

Ryan Poehling potted back-to-back goals in the second period to put his Canadiens up 5-0 at the second intermission. The Habs were able to hold on to beat the Predators 6-3, propelling goaltender and Quebec native Samuel Montembeault to his first win as a Canadien in front of the home crowd.

Unfortunately for Montembeault, he will be pushed to the backup position as Jake Allen makes his return tonight. Allen has been out since November 13th with a concussion after a collision against Detroit.

The Habs look to turn around a horrendous 1-7-1 road record.

Washington Capitals

Washington’s 5-2 blunder in Seattle on Sunday was the first time they have lost by more than a goal this season.

Alex Ovechkin did his thing, letting a wrister go in the third for his third goal in two games. At the age of 36, Alex Ovechkin is on pace to score more goals than ever with 15 through the first 20 games this year.

The Caps are likely to get at least one guy back from the injury list tonight as Connor Sheary and TJ Oshie are both now considered day-to-day. Oshie tried to return on Saturday in San Jose but was sidelined again for Sunday’s game. Sheary missed Sunday’s game as well with an upper-body injury.

Washington’s been excellent on home ice, suffering only a single regulation loss at Capital One Arena.

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