Oilers vs Capitals Prediction - NHL Picks 11/24/23

Washington Capitals (10-4-2) vs Edmonton Oilers (5-12-1)

Game Info: Friday, November 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -116 / Edmonton Oilers -106 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals face off on Friday in an NHL showdown at Capital One Arena. Take a look at our Oilers vs Capitals Prediction.

Capitals Coming Off Overtime Win

The Capitals have some confidence heading into this game and in the last game against the Buffalo Sabres they were able to win in overtime. The Capitals scored four goals and that was enough for the victory. John Carlson finished with two assists and seven shots on goal. The Capitals are averaging 2.56 goals while their defense is giving up 2.68 goals per game. The defense has been good,but their offense has really let them down, and that is going to need to change here. The offense is ranked 29th and against a bad defense, they need to take advantage with the offense. 

 

  • The Capitals have won each of their last three games as underdogs.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Capitals' last five games at Capital One Arena.
  • The Capitals have won the third period in seven of their last eight games at Capital One Arena following an overtime win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Capitals' last eight day games at Capital One Arena against opponents on a losing streak.

Already a Loss Season for the Oilers

It’s hard to imagine there is much to salvage from the Oilers with the way they have started. The Oilers on Wednesday faced off against the Carolina Hurricanes and the defense again was awful giving up six goals. The Oilers are averaging 2.94 goals while their defense is giving up 4.0 goals per game. The offense isn’t great, but the defense has been awful and if they want to turn around the season the defense is going to need to be better. Stuart Skinner is expected to start in goal and he sits with a 4-7-1 record overall and he’s saving 86.5 percent of the shots that he faces. 

Oilers Betting Trends

  • The Oilers have lost five of their last six games as favorites against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last five games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The home team has won the third period in five of the Oilers' last six games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in 11 of the Oilers' last 12 games as favorites against opponents on a winning streak.

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be lower scoring. The Capitals defense has been strong all season and it’s going to be good again here. I am not sold on this Capitals offense either though, and even against a bad defense, they are going to really struggle to get quality scoring chances here. This game will only have three or four goals scored total and that will be the difference. Back the under to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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