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NHL Betting Preview - San Jose Sharks Underdogs vs Washington Capitals at Washington

The visiting San Jose Sharks hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Capitals were listed earlier today as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.7 win for the Capitals on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

1-0-0 Washington battles the Sharks, currently with a 2-0-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Capitals and 1-1 for the Sharks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Jose injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated San Jose Sharks taking on the No. 1-rated Washington Capitals in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 2-ranked offense (5 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 2 at 0.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 40% rate while the Sharks have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -121 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Devils on October 10. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -250 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Washington
  • San Jose is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games when playing San Jose
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at New Jersey, Friday, October 16th
Washington home to Chicago, Thursday, October 15th

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