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Winnipeg Jets vs. Washington Capitals - 12/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Capitals (18-5-1) at Winnipeg Jets (12-12-2)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm (MTS Centre)

The Line: Winnipeg Jets +110 / Washington Capitals -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Mid-Atlantic

The surging Washington Capitals look for another win when they take the ice at the Winnipeg Jets.

The Washington Capitals were outplayed in most phases of the game still emerged with a 3-2 victory versus the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Thursday night. The Capitals have goalie Braden Holtby to thank as he recorded 33 saves with TJ Oshe carrying the offense with a pair of tallies while Tom Wilson sored at 2:26 of the opening frame. With Carey Price out for an extended period Mike Condon was between the pipes and made 16 saves. The Habs saw Lars Eller and Brian Flynn score but it wasn’t enough with Montreal falling to 19-5-3.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Washington Capitals - 12/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The slumping Winnipeg Jets exploded for a 6-1 rout versus the Toronto Maple Leafs to hopefully gain some momentum going forward. The Jets dominated both ends of the ice with Drew Stafford leading the attack with a pair of goals with Brett Little, Andrew Ladd, Anthony Peluso and Mark Scheifele also scoring with Scheifele logging two assists. The win went to Connor Hellebuyck stopping 32 shots as the Jets improved to 12-12-2.  The Maple Leafs scored first on Michael Grabner’s tally about two minutes in but Garrett Sparks was touched for all six goals on 35 shots.

The over is 3-0-1 in Capitals last 4 overall and the Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 road games while going  5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. The Jets are 1-9 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 and  are 1-5 in their last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 5-1-1 in Jets last 7 home games. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the Capitals are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings while the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The trends favor the Caps and the over but I need to see goalies…

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