Oilers hit the ice in Washington
Two struggling teams will meet at the Verizon Center on Monday night as the Edmonton Oilers try to pay out on the road against Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.
The Oilers have lost two games in a row and sit at 1-3-1 on the season, while the Capitals are riding a three-game losing streak and have a mark of 1-4-0 through five games. The Capitals fell 5-1 at home to Colorado last time out.
OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 2-2 and the Oilers go 4-1 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with the Capitals in this one found them earlier as -154 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Capitals sit at No. 5 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oilers sit at a No. 18 on the same chart.
Edmonton lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Maple Leafs on October 12. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 5 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 31.58% while the Oilers defense kills off 72.22% of their penalties.
Edmonton at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, October 15th
Washington at New York, Wednesday, October 16th