Washington Capitals (10-12-4) vs. Edmonton Oilers (14-11)
December 5, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -160 / Washington Capitals +132; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Place. The Washington Capitals have lost 6 of their last 9 games. The Edmonton Oilers have won 5 of their last 8 games.
The Washington Capitals are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 13 goals, Dylan Strome has 14 assists and John Carlson has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 48 goals on 570 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 25 goals on 227 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 27.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 21 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 25 assists and Zach Hyman has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 71.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell has allowed 50 goals on 391 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has given up 37 goals on 429 shots.
The Capitals are 5-16 in their last 21 road games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Oilers are 25-11 in their last 36 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Capitals last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Oilers last 5 overall. The Capitals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton. The home team is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
The Washington Capitals just can’t get out of their own way as they struggle to finish games, and they’ve had their worst efforts on the road. The Edmonton Oilers are quietly piecing things together, and they’re led by one of the most explosive offenses in the league. This just doesn’t feel like a spot where the Caps are going to stop the bleeding. Give me the Oilers and the reasonable price.