Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (32-27-5) at Washington Capitals (38-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Capitals -190 / Winnipeg Jets +171 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 30 goals, Mark Scheifele has 41 assists and Blake Wheeler has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 130 goals on 1,584 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 51 goals on 475 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two or less goals in nine of their last 13 games.
The Washington Capitals need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 42 goals, John Carlson has 57 assists and T.J. Oshie has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has allowed 52 goals on 619 shots and Braden Holtby has given up 127 goals on 1,229 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 14 games.
The Jets are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Washington and 4-12 in the last 16 meetings. The home team is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings. The favorite is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 21-8-1 in the last 30 meetings in Washington.
The Winnipeg Jets have been one of the better defensive teams in the league over the last few weeks and the Washington Capitals have not been playing to their ability as of late. Six of the last nine meetings between the Jets and Capitals have produced five or less goals. The last three meetings between the Caps and Jets have averaged 4.3 goals per game. This total is quite high. I'll side with the under in this contest.