Jets vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Jets vs Washington Capitals Prediction 3/24/2024

The Winnipeg Jets (44-21-5) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (34-26-9) on Sunday, March 24th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. The Capitals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Islanders. Puck drop is set for 12:30 ET.

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The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Jets have an overall record of 44-21-5, which has them in 4th place in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Central Division. On the road, Winnipeg is 21-12-3 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 5-5 and have lost their last two games. When favored this season, Winnipeg has gone 35-11-3, and they have lost their last two games when favored.

On the road this season, the Jets have a puck line record of 18-18, and their average scoring margin is +.3 goals per game. So far, Winnipeg has won 32 games by multiple goals.

Overall, the Jets have a puck line record of 37-33, including going 25-24 when favored. In their last ten games, Winnipeg’s puck line record is 5-5, and they have lost two straight games against the puck line.

Coming off a 6-3 loss on the road to the Islanders, the Jets are hoping to bounce back today. In the 3rd period, the Jets found the net two times against the Islanders after their one goal in the first period. In the game, Winnipeg managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.

Winnipeg took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Capitals sit in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-26-9. In the Metropolitan Division, Washington is in 4th place. At home this season, the Capitals have gone 18-11-5 and are 21-23-7 as underdogs. Over their last 10 games, Washington has gone 6-4.

So far this season, the Capitals have been favored in 18 of their 69 games and have gone 13-3-2 in those games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, Washington has gone 20-18.

Washington has a puck line record of 34-35 this season and has gone 6-4 in their last ten games. So far, the Capitals have 17 wins by multiple goals and 17 wins by one goal. In their 51 games as the underdog, the Capitals have an average scoring margin of -.8 goals per game.

So far, Washington has gone 17-17 vs. the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin there is -.2 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Capitals have a puck line record of 6-4.

In their last game, the Capitals were the hosts against the Hurricanes, and they came away with a 7-6 win. In every single period, the Capitals’ offense scored a goal against the Hurricanes. Of Washington’s seven goals, three were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 25 shots on goal and 15 giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, Washington managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 13 goals.

Winnipeg Offense Breakdown

The Jets come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 15th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. This year, the Jets have recorded a 20-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 23-11 record.

This season, the Jets have an over/under record of 28-35-7. Throughout the season, they have played 36 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.5 per game.

Capitals Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 27th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. Looking at how the Capitals’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 22nd in power play goals and 32nd in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Capitals have an over/under record of 32-34-3. Coming into the game, they have played 36 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6 goals per game.

Winnipeg Team Defense

Defensively, the Jets come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Winnipeg. For the season, they are ranked 4th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

Washington defense takes on the Jets ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. They also are 10th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Jets vs Capitals Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Winnipeg has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Washington has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • The Capitals have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • As the betting favorite, the Jets have an puck line mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Winnipeg posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.

Jets vs Capitals Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Capitals to secure a victory over the Jets at home. With the moneyline currently set at +122, I’m locking in my bet on the Capitals straight-up.

Our projections have the Capitals pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Capitals, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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