The Washington Capitals head out west to Edmonton where they take on the Oilers. Being if different conferences the Capitals and Oilers don’t hook up all that often just 6 times since 2010 with each team winning 3 games a piece.
Head to Head Trends
Capitals are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Edmonton.
Home team is 16-4 in the last 20 meetings.
Edmonton Oilers (+100)
The Edmonton Oilers are 5th in the Pacific Division with a 3-4 record just 2 points back of the 1st place San Jose Sharks. It took a while for the Oilers to get going losing their first 4 games of the season although to be fair those four game were against some of the best teams in the league. The Oilers have won their last 3 games in a row outscoring their opponents 10-4 but I want to see a few more games from this young Oilers team before I start calling them a legitimate good team.
Edmonton Oilers Trends
Oilers are 12-25 in their last 37 home games.
Oilers are 15-43 in their last 58 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 23, 2015
The Washington Capitals are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-1 record just a single point behind the New York Rangers for 1st place. This has been a great start for the Capitals they are scoring goals like most thought they would but I think what’s more impressive is their goaltending/defense allowing just 2.33 goals and 24.3 shots per game.
It looks like backup goalie Philipp Grubauer will be getting the start in this one which is kind of a double edged sword. This will be Grubauer first start of the season so we don’t really know what to expect out of him which is a bad thing but because he’s in net we’re getting slightly better odds which is a good thing.
Washington Capitals Trends
Capitals are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
I’m going with the Washington Capitals over the Oilers in this one. This is kind of a tough game to predict as the Oilers are a young team with a lot of talent so they will probably win their fair share of games but I think they will also lose their fair share as well. I think if the odds are reasonable the Oilers are a good fade but I’d be careful betting on or against this team.
Free Pick: Washington Capitals -110