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Capitals vs. Oilers - 1/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (11-26-9) at Washington Capitals (24-13-8)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Washington Capitals -245 / Edmonton Oilers +218 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RSNW, CSNB

The Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals meet Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.

The Edmonton Oilers have lost four of their last six games and enda four-game road trip. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won three straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jordan Eberle leads Edmonton with 12 goals, Taylor Hall has 18 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 99 goals on 939 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 46 goals on 422 shots. The Oilers have lost 14 of their last 15 road games.

Capitals vs. Oilers - 1/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Capitals are trying to hang around in their division by splitting their last six games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 25 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 32 assists and Eric Fehr has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Braden Holtby has allowed 84 goals on 1,088 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 27 goals on 198 shots.

The Oilers are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Capitals are 7-0 in their last 7 home games and 23-48 in their last 71 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Washington and the home team is 16-3 in the last 19 meetings.

The Oilers on the road? No thanks. The Capitals should roll here. Take the spread to give you more value for your buck. 

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Washington Capitals -1.5

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