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Monday, January 9, 2017 8:22 PM GMT

Ross Benjamin looks at some pertinent wagering tidbits regarding yesterday’s results, a game today, and one that will be played on Tuesday. Be sure to read this enlightening article, and it will certainly assist you in making some future NHL picks.

Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens

The Capitals and Canadiens will square off on Monday night in Montreal. A consensus of the best sportsbooks shows Montreal currently (12:25 PM ET) being a money line favorite of -115. These teams met once this season on 12/17/16, and Washington lost 2-1 to Montreal as a money line home favorite of -140.

Both teams are coming off road wins on Saturday night. Washington was a 1-0 winner at Ottawa, and they're now sporting a 5-game unbeaten streak. Conversely, Montreal knocked off Atlantic Division rival Toronto 5-3 at the Air Canada Centre. Montreal will be playing on home ice tonight for the first time in 8 games.

Money Line Betting Angle

Any team (Montreal) coming off a divisional win by 2 goals or more, versus an opponent (Washington) coming off a game in which both clubs scored 1 goal or less, resulted in those teams going 41-19 (68.3%) since 1996.

Considering Montreal is 15-5 at home this season, and what this present money line is, there's plenty of betting value to be had on the home side with all things being accounted for.

Totals Betting Angle

Any road team (Washington) playing with same season revenge stemming from a loss as a money line road favorite, and they're coming off a shutout win on the road, resulted in those games going 28-8 (77.8%) under the total during the past 5 seasons.

This game will feature two of the world's best goaltenders in Braden Holtby of Washington and Montreal's Carey Price. With all statistical factors being evaluated, one of my Monday NHL predictions would call for this game to be a low-scoring affair.

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Sunday (1/7) Results & Future Betting Notes

Chicago defeated Nashville 5-2 at the United Center. Chicago has now gone a perfect 10-0 at home during January games over the past 2 seasons. Keep in mind, the Blackhawks will host the Red Wings on Tuesday (1/10).

Columbus won in overtime against Philadelphia and did so as a money line home favorite of -155. The Blue Jackets are now 19-4 as a money line favorite this season.

The Flyers loss on Sunday at Columbus came by a score of 2-1, and Philadelphia has now allowed 2 goals or more in 10 straight games. That statistical note is significant. The Flyers will play at Buffalo on Tuesday (1/10). Buffalo is 15-6 against the money line this season when scoring 2 goals or more, and 4 of those 6 Sabres defeats came in overtime. By the way, BetOnline.com has Buffalo as an early +109 money line underdog for tomorrow night's game versus Philadelphia.