Betting on today’s Senators and Capitals game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Capitals hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators come into this Eastern conference matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, February 26th.


  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Capitals to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Capitals on the moneyline (-104)
  • The Capitals are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Ottawa Stand a Chance on the Road?

As the 14th ranked team in the Eastern Conference, the Ottawa Senators have an overall record of 25-27-3. In their last ten games, the Senators have gone 7-3, and they have won their last two games. In games against teams from the Eastern Conference, Ottawa has gone 18-15 this season.

On the road, the Senators have won just eight of their 23 games. For the season, Ottawa has been the favorite in 25 of their 55 games, and they have gone 14-11 in those games. Against teams from the Atlantic Division, the Senators have gone 11-8 this season.

On the road, Ottawa has a puck line record of 11-12 and an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game. The Senators’ puck line record as the favorite is 9-16, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games.

So far, Ottawa has 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 21 losses by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 26-29, and they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games.

This season, Ottawa’s games are averaging 6.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.6. The Senators currently have an over/under record of 29-23-3.

Across their last three road contests, Ottawa has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. Ottawa’s offense is currently ranked 22nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the league.

Ottawa’s leading goal scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far this season, he has 25 goals, placing him 26th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 22 assists so far.

Washington defense takes on the Senators ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Washington. They also are 13th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo comes into the game having made 33 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-18 and he has a save percentage of 0.832%.

Does Washington Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, the Capitals are 14-9-5 and 12-2-2 when favored. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is in 10th place with a record of 26-22-9 and 61 points. In the Metropolitan Division, the Capitals are currently in 5th place.

Over their last ten games, Washington is 4-6, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games. Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, the Capitals have a record of 16-16.

Washington comes into this game with a puck line record of 26-30 and their average scoring margin sits at -0.6 goals per game. So far, they have had 14 wins by just one goal and 19 losses by more than one goal.

As the underdog, the Capitals have a puck line record of 22-18 on the year and their average scoring differential in those games is at -1 goal per game. In their last ten games at home, Washington has gone 6-4 against the puck line.

On average, Washington’s games have finished with 5.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Capitals come in with an over/under record of 24-30-2.

Ottawa has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Capitals come into the game scoring an average of 2.5 goals per game, putting them 30th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 30th in the league. Washington’s offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 32nd in the NHL.

Washington’s leading goal scorer is Dylan Strome. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 48th in the NHL. Strome also comes into the game with 21 assists.

Defensively, the Capitals are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Washington. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Darcy Kuemper has started 26 games this season. His current record stands at 12-12, and his save percentage is 0.71%.