Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/25/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (10-10-2) at Washington Capitals (14-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals square off Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Winnipeg Jets are desperate for a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with nine goals, Blake Wheeler has 14 assists and Mark Scheifele has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 23 goals on 264 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 38 goals on 405 shots. Hutchinson has allowed six goals in his last two games.
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The Washington Capitals look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 10 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 14 assists and Justin Williams has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 30 goals on 407 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 11 goals on 110 shots. Holtby has allowed four goals in his last three games. Brooks Orpik is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Jets are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Capitals are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record and 13-5 in their last 18 home games. The Jets are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings in Washington and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Jets have been brutal as of late while the Capitals have been great at home and have feasted all season on teams with losing records. Hard to bet against Washington here with the way Winnipeg is playing.