Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 3/13/2024

The Washington Capitals (30-24-9) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (39-21-3) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on TNT. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With a record of 30-24-9, the Capitals are currently 5th in the Metropolitan Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference. In games against teams from the East, Washington has gone 19-17 this season.

On the road, the Capitals have a record of 13-14-4, and they have gone 6-4 in their last ten games. Over their last five games, Washington is 3-2, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Washington has an average scoring margin of -0.4 goals per game and has gone 30-33 against the puck line this year. When playing as the underdog, the Capitals have a puck line record of 25-20 and have 14 wins by multiple goals.

So far, the team’s average scoring margin on the road is at -0.7 goals per contest, and their road puck line record is at 14-17. Over their last ten road games, the Capitals have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

The Capitals aim to bounce back following their 3-0 loss on the road to the Jets. In this game, Washington’s offense had a challenging time against the Jets and failed to score. During the game, the Capitals’ offense had 5 turnovers and took 23 shots on goal while being shutout.

As the underdog, Washington suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.

The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 20-8-2, and they have won three straight games at home. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in second place, and they have gone 13-7 in division games. Overall, the Oilers have gone 39-21-3 this year, and in the Western Conference, they are in fifth place.

When favored, Edmonton has gone 35-16-3 this season, and they have been favored in 54 of their 63 games. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 6-4, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games. In their last three games, Edmonton has gone 1-2.

At home this season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 16-14, and their average scoring margin is +1.1 goals per game. So far, they have 27 wins by multiple goals compared to just 12 wins by one goal.

Overall, Edmonton’s puck line record is 30-33, and their puck line record as the favorite is 26-28. In their last ten home games, the Oilers have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

The Oilers recently played against the Penguins and secured a win with a score of 4-0. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Oilers found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Penguins. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 42 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.

Edmonton came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Washington Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 30th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. This year, the Capitals have recorded a 9-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 21-18 record.

The Capitals come in with an over/under record of 28-32-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 38 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Oilers are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. The Edmonton offense is ranked 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 11th in the NHL.

This season, the Oilers’ have an over/under record of 26-34-3. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Washington Team Defense

Washington defense takes on the Oilers ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. They also are 7th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

Edmonton defense takes on the Capitals ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Capitals vs Oilers Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Capitals have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • The Oilers are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Oilers have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 4-6.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Capitals have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Capitals vs Oilers Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Oilers is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -284, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Capitals to cover. Even in the event of a Oilers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Capitals should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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