The Washington Capitals (10-5-2) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (4-15-2) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. The Sharks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oilers. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.
Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks
The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Capitals have put together an overall record of 10-5-2. When playing on the road, Washington has gone 3-1-1, while their home record stands at 7-4-1. Their current record places them 4th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 9th in the Eastern conference. Washington comes in with five wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 5-12.
The Capitals aim to bounce back following their 5-0 loss at home to the Oilers. Washington’s offense struggled vs. the Oilers, failing to come up with a goal in the game. The Capitals’ offense finished with 6 giveaways and attempted 25 shots on goal during the game.
Washington entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The San Jose Sharks Are Coming Off A Win
For the season, the Sharks currently hold an overall record of 4-15-2. On the road, San Jose has gone 0-9-0 and they are 4-6-2 at home. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 8th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 16th. San Jose’s average scoring margin this season is -2.6, leading to an overall puck line record of 1-20. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -1.8, while on the road, it is -3.7.
In their most recent game, the Sharks hosted the Canucks and secured a 4-3 victory. In every single period, the Sharks’ offense scored a goal against the Canucks. Of San Jose’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 22 shots on goal and had two giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, San Jose managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Washington Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 31st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. In terms of the Capitals’ offense during power plays, they are 32nd in power play goals and 19th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Capitals’ have an over/under record of 5-12-0. Throughout the season, they have played 11 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.4 goals per game.
San Jose Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Sharks are scoring an 1.6 goals per game this season, ranking 32nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. This year, the Sharks have recorded a 0-0 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 4-15 record.
The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 6-13-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.
Washington Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 20th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
San Jose Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Sharks’ defense is 20th in takeaways at 6.1 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 4 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL.
Capitals vs Sharks Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Washington has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Sharks offense has averaged 0 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. San Jose posted an overall record of 0-10 while going 0-10 ATS.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Sharks have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Capitals have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 0-3.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Sharks to come out with a win against the Capitals while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +169, I’m placing my bet on the Sharks to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Sharks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Sharks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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