Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 9 (3/9): NHL

Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 9 (3/9): NHL

Credit: photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Capitals money line +110
Capitals spread +1.5 (-220)
Oilers money line -130
Oilers spread -1.5 (+180)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Washington Capitals Edmonton Oilers
Record 31-18-9 30-23-4
Road / home record 17-7-4 14-12
Streak W3 L3
Goals per game 3.24 3.19
Goals allowed per game 2.76 3.21
Shots per game 31.2 33.20
Shots allowed per game 29.0 31.8
PP % 17.71% 25.0%
PK % 19.11% 24.29%
Over / under record 31-26-1 27-26-4

 

Preview

The Washington Capitals travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers on Wednesday night. These teams have met once so far this season and the Oilers got the win on the road 5-3.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

The Capitals have won 3 games in a row and are 17-11 on the road with a 31-18-9 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan division. In their last game they beat the Flames 5-4 in Calgary. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and moved into a tie for third place on the NHL's career goals list, and Nic Dowd scored the go-ahead goal.

Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the Capitals in assists with 37 this season. Alex Ovechkin has 36 goals and 70 points for Washington.

In their last 10 games the Capitals are 6-4, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

EDMONTON OILERS

The Oilers are 14-12 at home so far this season and have a 30-23-4 record overall ranking 4th in the Pacific Division. They're coming from a 1-3 loss against the Flames. Devin Shore scored for Edmonton, and Mikko Koskinen had 26 saves in the first instalment of the Battle of Alberta.

Leon Draisaitl leads the team in goals with 38 and 79 points. McDavid has also 79 points, scoring 29 goals and adding 50 assists for Edmonton.

The Oilers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with a .888 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Washington are 19-9 ATS on the road.

Edmonton are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

Edmonton are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games at home.

Prediction

The Oilers already beat the Caps earlier this season but both get here in different shape. The Capitals have won their last 3 games and 6 of their last 8 on the road. The Oilers have struggle defensively allowing 3.4 gpg in their last 10 games. The value is on the Capitals. 

PICK: Capitals ML (+110)

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