Winnipeg Jets vs. Washington Capitals - 2/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets vs. Washington Capitals - 2/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals (39-18-6) at Winnipeg Jets (32-27-6)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)

The Line: Winnipeg Jets +122 / Washington Capitals -135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Washington Capitals need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 43 goals, John Carlson has 57 assists and T.J. Oshie has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has allowed 52 goals on 619 shots and Braden Holtby has given up 130 goals on 1,262 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 15 games.

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The Winnipeg Jets need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 31 goals, Mark Scheifele has 41 assists and Blake Wheeler has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 132 goals on 1,609 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 54 goals on 512 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two or less goals in nine of their last 14 games.

The Capitals are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 19-9 in their last 28 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 6-18 in their last 24 games as an underdog, 2-9 in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-8 in their last 9 games as a home underdog. The under is 4-0 in Capitals last 4 road games. The under is 5-2-1 in Jets last 8 overall. The Capitals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 13-4 in the last 17 meetings.

The home team has won 11 of the last 12 meetings between the Capitals and the Jets. However, the Winnipeg Jets have been horrible in the underdog role for much of the season and home ice hasn't treated them well in these sort of spots. The Washington Capitals have run into a bit of a rough patch, but we know these things don't last long with this club. The Caps are also still the sixth most profitable team in the sport and the third most profitable team when it comes to road money. You're not going to get these prices often with the Washington Capitals. Take it while you still can.

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Randy’s Pick Washington Capitals -135

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