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NHL: Oilers vs. Washington Capitals Prediction 11/24/2023

The Edmonton Oilers (5-12-1) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (10-4-2) on Friday, November 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 Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.

Edmonton Oilers vs Washington Capitals

The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Oilers have a mark of 5-12-1. When going on the road, Edmonton has a record of 2-8-0 record, while they are 3-4-1 at their home arena. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 7th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 14th. Edmonton has four wins by more than one goals and dropped nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 4-14 this season.

Following a 6-3 loss on the road to the Hurricanes, the Oilers are eager to bounce back. In every single period, the Oilers’ offense scored a goal against the Hurricanes. Edmonton finished with one power-play goals, while they also managed to score one time when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 23 shots on goal.

Coming in as the underdog, Edmonton not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

This season, the Capitals have put together an overall record of 10-4-2. When playing on the road, Washington has gone 3-1-1, while their home record stands at 7-3-1. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 5th in the Eastern conference. This season, Washington’s average scoring margin is .0, which has their puck line record at 5-11. Their average home scoring margin is -0.1, and in road games, it stands at +.2.

In their recent matchup, the Capitals hosted the Sabres and came away with a 4-3 victory. Against the Sabres, Capitals’ offense was able to score in all three periods. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 11 turnovers.

Despite the straight-up win, Washington did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Oilers are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 26th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 9th in the league. In terms of the Oilers’ offense during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 9th in shorthanded goals.

The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 11-6-1. Over the season, there have been 12 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.9 goals per game.

Washington Offense Breakdownwashington capitals

When looking at their offense, the Capitals have an average of 2.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Capitals offense is 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the NHL.

This season, the Capitals’ have an over/under record of 5-11-0. Throughout the season, they have played 11 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.4 goals per game.

Edmonton Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Oilers’ defense is 4th in takeaways at 7.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.8 goals per game which is 24th in the NHL.

Washington Team Defense

Washington defense takes on the Oilers ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Washington. They alsso are 18th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Oilers vs Capitals TrendsEdmonton Oilers

  • Across the Oilers last five road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • In their last three home games, Washington has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • The Capitals have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Edmonton has a poor record vs the puck line going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Oilers vs Capitals Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Capitals to come out with a win against the Oilers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +108, I’m placing my bet on the Capitals to win outright.

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.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to remain below that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the under.

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