The Edmonton Oilers head to Washington tonight looking to keep a 100% road record after starting their first three games this season on the road 3-0.
Whilst injuries mount up for the Capitals it’s easy to see why the top-rated sportsbooks have them as home underdogs at +125 on the moneyline.
One of these teams is going to break their losing streak tonight as the Capitals are 0-4 in their past four games and the Oilers 0-2.
- Overall NHL Record This Season: 27-14
Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals
Monday, November 7, 2022 – 08:00 PM EST at Capital One Arena
Edmonton have suffered back to back loses in their past two games, but it’s really not a surprise when we see they were up against two of the better teams defensively in the league with loses to both the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils. Both teams allowing less than 2.6 goals per game.
Both loses were suffered on home ice, but the Oilers have tended to perform much better on the road this season holding their 3-0 road record, and they will be looking to bounce back with a win here knowing the Capitals are weak right now.
The Dallas Stars kept Conor McDavid quiet last time out where he only managed one point in the game, which broke his streak of scoring 2+ points in 4 consecutive games.
Washington come into tonight’s matchup having lost back to back home games and their injuries are mounting up with 5 players out of tonight’s game at the time of writing and potentially Tom Wilson and T.J Oshie who are questionable to feature tonight.
Despite having an overall winning record on the season the Capitals fins themselves towards the bottom of both their division and conference. That’s the price they pay for being in the tough Eastern Conference, if they were in the West, they would be 8th right now as opposed to 12th.
Washington have struggled to generate offense this season with just 2.69 goals per game (the 4th lowest in the entire NHL).
Stats and Trends
- The total has gone over in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division
- Edmonton are 12-6 in their last 18 games on the road
- Edmonton are 4-1 in their last 5 games against Washington
- The total has gone under in 6 of Washington's last 6 games.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Washington's last 9 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division
- Washington are 12-3 in their last 15 games when playing at home against Edmonton
*Trends should never be your main source of information when it comes to making your NHL betting picks, they are merely guidelines and mostly irrelevant information but nonetheless can be interesting to read and might steer you in the right direction.
Picks and Predictions
- Game Total Over 6.5
The Washington Capitals might be struggling to generate offense and have a lot of key players missing, but we must also remember who they are playing.
Edmonton haven’t exactly been defensive powerhouses over the past few season and its always been one of their main weaknesses. Yes, the Oilers can and will score goals and generate a lot of chances but they also allow a lot of chances and have allowed 3.5 goals per game this season.
Although the “sharp” play might be on the under here, we are going to take the over as tonight’s matchup has a shootout feel as we are predicting a 4-3 Oilers win. The last time these teams met at the Capital One Arena there was 8 goals scored.
Who Will Win?
In terms of a game winner here although we are predicting an Oilers win, we wouldn’t be confident enough to bet them at -130 on the road against this Capitals team who are on an 0-4 losing streak with their backs up against the wall.
Following the NHL odds, there is no doubt that the Capitals will be well up for this matchup tonight and giving the Oilers weakness in defense they will be confident they can stop the rut.
Predicted Score: Edmonton Oilers 4 - Washington Capitals 3
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