Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers 2/2/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena. The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Washington Capitals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 31 goals, Connor McDavid has 37 assists and Darnell Nurse has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 77 goals on 773 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has allowed 32 goals on 347 shots.

The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 29 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 30 assists and John Carlson has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has given up 51 goals on 608 shots faced, and IIya Samsonov has allowed 58 goals on 595 shots.

The Oilers are 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Capitals are 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-1-1 in Oilers last 6 road games. The under is 4-0 in Capitals last 4 overall. The Oilers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Washington.

The Edmonton Oilers are on a nice little hot streak, but they still have to prove themselves on the road and in the underdog role. The Washington Capitals are coming off a strong overtime win over the Penguins, and they’ve had no trouble winning on the end of back to backs this season. At home, I have to lean toward the Caps and the cheap price.

Author: Lucy Green