Money Line Pick
A perfect way to kick-off the second half of the NHL season, as the Washington Capitals head on the road for a match-up at Bell Centre against the Canadiens. Montreal looks to pick back up with where they left off prior to the All-Star break, as they have a two-game winning streak. Washington has won three straight games and will be in a situation to keep their momentum rolling. Alexander Ovechkin will be out of the line-up due to skipping the All-Star game, so the Capitals will be without their most explosive player. The Capitals have won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings. Washington won the last time they visited Bell Centre. Therefore taking the Capitals to get the job done even without Ovechkin is a must with high confidence.
Over Under Pick
Montreal and Washington are both capable goal-scoring teams. Yet not having Alex Ovechkin in the line-up could easily take away at least two probable goals per game. Montreal saw nine total goals get scored in their last game, as they took down the Vegas Golden Knights. Washington combined with the Islanders for 10 goals in their last game. The Capitals and Canadiens combined for nine goals in their last meeting at Bell Centre, as Washington snuck out with a 5-4 win. Taking an over six-goal total is a must.