Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers - 3/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers - 3/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (30-23-4) vs Washington Capitals (30-18-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers +130 / Washington Capitals +160 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the Washington Capitals in Wednesday NHL Action.

The Washington Capitals come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-18-9. Through 57 games, the Capitals are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 185 times, good for a rank of 10th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Washington is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.74 goals per game. So far, the Capitals have a strength of schedule rating of 29th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 11th ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Washington Capitals with an overall record of 30-23-4. This mark places them 4th in the Pacific division. Through 57 games, the Oilers have scored 185 goals, giving them an average of 3.19. This output gives them a rank of 10th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 23rd ranked unit, giving up 3.21 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 19th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 17th in the NHL.

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Through 55 games, the Washington Capitals goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin with 68 points. He has reached his mark of 34 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.0%. So far, 29% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 36 assists to go along with his 16 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. Washington's top goalie is Ilya Samsonov, who is giving up an average of 2.93 goals per game.

Through 57 games, the Edmonton Oilers' goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl, with 79 points. He has reached his mark of 38 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.3%. So far, 45.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Connor McDavid, who has 50 assists to go along with his 29 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.05 goals per game.In his 32 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 43% percent of the time.

In Washington's 57 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-27-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing on the road, going just 12-15. On the season, 56.0% of Washington's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Capitals. Coming into this game, the Oilers have an over-under record of 27-29-1. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 14-12. On the season, 63.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. Even with a line sitting at 6.5 goals, look for the Oilers and Capitals to finish above this line.

 

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