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San Jose SharksWashington Capitals
Feb 13, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Odds

30-17-6TEAM RECORD28-22-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting San Jose duelling Washington on Monday at Verizon Center.

The Capitals are 28-22-5 so far on the season. The Sharks, meanwhile, are 30-17-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 28-25-2 and the Sharks go 25-28 on the totals.

View San Jose vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Capitals were listed as -105 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Capitals) and the No. 6 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 18.4% rate while the Sharks have a 78.3% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, San Jose was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Capitals were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -159 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Sharks at Capitals trends to consider:
San Jose is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington
San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games at home
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
San Jose at Tampa Bay, Thursday, February 16
Washington at Florida, Friday, February 17

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