Washington Capitals vs. San Jose Sharks - 10/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (2-0-0) at Washington Capitals (1-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -135 / San Jose Sharks +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, CSNB
The San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals meet up Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The San Jose Sharks look to keep rolling after a 2-0 start when they play their second road game. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Patrick Marleau leads San Jose with two goals, Joe Pavelski has two assists and Brent Burns has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 0.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed one goal on 47 shots faced. Jones has allowed one or less goals in four of his last five outings.
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The Washington Capitals also look to remain unbeaten after winning their season opener Saturday. The Washington Capitals are averaging five goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power plays. Jason Chimera leads Washington with one goal, Justin Williams has two assists and Alex Ovechkin has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed three goals on 24 shots faced. Holtby has allowed three or more goals in four of his last six regular season outings.
The Sharks are 21-8 in their last 29 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Washington and 18-3 in the last 21 meetings overall.
While the Capitals are usually sharp on their home ice, we can't ignore the fact the San Jose Sharks have beaten Washington in 18 of the last 21 meetings. That's nothing to sneeze at. I'll take the plus money given the lopsided history between these two teams.