Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets Betting Odds & Prediction
The Washington Capitals (38-21-7) meet the Winnipeg Jets (39-23-4) at the Capital One Arena on Sunday night.
Prior to this game, the Capitals had a game on the road at the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday evening and then faced the New Jersey Devils on home-ice on Friday evening. Before that their last result was a 3-2 shootout win on the road at the New York Rangers on Sunday afternoon, which was their 4th straight win.
The Capitals are currently averaging 3.36 Goals per Game, leaving them tied 6th in the NHL standings overall. Defensively they are allowing 3.14 Goals per Game (tied 21st overall). Alex Ovechkin has 45 goals to date, while John Carlson has recorded 47 assists.
The Jets faced a road trip to the Carolina Hurricanes the Friday prior to this game, with their last action previous to that being a 5-2 loss on the road at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday evening. That’s six losses in their last nine games for the Jets.
The Jets are averaging 3.36 Goals per Game (tied 6th overall), while they are allowing 2.98 Goals per Game (tied 14th). Mark Scheifele has scored 32 goals for the Jets this season, while Blake Wheeler has registered 63 assists.
When it comes to NHL betting predictions for this game, home-ice advantage and current form both point towards the Capitals, particularly as the Jets still look well set for the playoffs anyway. On that basis, the Capitals have to be the tips on the Money Line odds to win this encounter.
Pick: Money Line – Washington Capitals