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NHL Hockey odds and totals: Capitals vs. Red Wings, Avalanche vs. Kings

The betting odds and totals on the Monday NHL hockey games Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings.

NHL Hockey odds and totals: Capitals vs. Red Wings, Avalanche vs. Kings If you missed the action on the Sunday NHL games, not to worry, we have the latest betting odds and totals posted for the two hockey games tomorrow. Starting with the NHL matchup between the Washington Capitals (13-18-2) and the Detroit Red Wings (23-6-3), there is no surprises by the sportsbooks. At the online betting site Bookmaker, the Red Wings are listed favorite to win the game with odds -270 and the Capitals will be again an underdog with money line of +230. The total expected on the Capitals - Red Wings game is sitting at 5.5 points. Here are a few trends to keep in mind for this Monday hockey game. Detroit is the second highest scoring team in the league at 3.5 goals per game and leads the league in shots with 35.2 per game. The Red Wings have the third most power play chances in the league at 4.9 per game and lead the league in power play goals with 1.2 per game.

 Much more action is expected at Staples Center on Monday night when the Los Angeles Kings (12-19-2) welcome the Colorado Avalanche (18-13-1). Colorado is currently a short favorite at Bookmaker to win the Monday NHL game, Avalanche listed with odds -120, and the odds on the Kings are sitting at EVEN. The total expected on the Avalanche - Kings game is posted at 6 points. When betting on this NHL game, keep in mind that Colorado gives up the fewest power plays in the league allowing 3.8 per game and Los Angeles has given up the second most goals in the league at 3.3 per game. Also, the Los Angeles Kings give up the third fewest power plays allowing 4.0 per game.

 Published on 12/16/2007

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