Washington Capitals (4-2-2) at Edmonton Oilers (3-3-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 25, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +104 / Washington Capitals -136 --- Over/Under: 6
The Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Washington Capitals look for a spark of consistency after splitting their first eight games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 4.3 goals per game and are scoring on 38.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with eight goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 11 assists and John Carlson has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 22 goals on 192 shots faced and Pheonix Copley has allowed seven goals on 55 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a statement home win after splitting their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 30.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has seven assists and Leon Draisaitl has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 76.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 22 goals on 201 shots faced. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Capitals are 16-5 in their last 21 road games, 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and 32-15 in their last 47 overall. The Oilers are 21-9 in their last 30 Thursday games and 7-15 in their last 22 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Edmonton, 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings. The over is 8-2 in Capitals last 10 overall and the under is 7-0 in Oilers last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
The Washington Capitals have won five of the last six meetings against the Edmonton Oilers, while allowing two or less goals in each of their last four wins. The Capitals have had isues on the defensive end as of late, but it's hard to ignore their success against the Oilers and how consistent they've been on the road. You don't get Washington at these prices often. I'll take the better team and the fairly cheap price.