Capitals vs. Oilers Prediction
The home team has won four of the last five meetings between the Capitals and Oilers, who meet tonight in Edmonton at 8:00 p.m. ET. That said, the Capitals are coming off an impressive 5-4 win in Calgary – are they the better play tonight?
023 Washington Capitals (+110) at 024 Edmonton Oilers (-130); o/u 6.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Washington Capitals DFS Spin
Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals in Tuesday’s 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames. Ovechkin forced a turnover in the Flames’ zone and ripped a shot over Dan Vladar’s shoulder to tie the game (2-2) in the second period. The 36-year-old also deposited an empty-net goal that moved him in to a tie with Jaromir Jagr for third on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list. Ovechkin finished the game with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal, and a hit in 17:10 of ice-time. He’s currently riding a four-game point streak and totals 36 goals and 34 assists in 56 games on the season.
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Mikko Koskinen allowed three goals on 29 shots in Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Koskinen played a solid game and really can’t be blamed for the loss despite allowing three goals. Tyler Toffoli beat the 33-year-old with a couple of nice shots in the second period. Johnny Gaudreau also scored a beautiful, highlight-reel goal on a breakaway to put the game to bed for the Flames. Koskinen has a 19-9-3 record with a 3.05 goals-against average and .904 save percentage.
Capitals vs. Oilers Betting Prediction
The Capitals have won four of their last five games as a road underdog, are 4-1 in their last five games against Western Conference foes and are 6-2 in their last eight road games. On the other side, the Oilers are 5-11 in their last 16 home games, are 1-4 in their last five games overall and are 1-5 in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +110