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Offense Noticeably Absent In Capitals Outings

The Washington Capitals have conjured up images of high-scoring, action-packed games for several years but it has been quite the opposite as of late. The Caps and their opponents are averaging a combined 4.8 goals per game in Washington’s last six outings, which has led to the UNDER going 5-1. Will offense once again be in short supply when the Caps host the Edmonton Oilers Sunday?

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Capitals last 6 games at home.
  • The Oilers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games on the road.
  • The Oilers are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road vs the Capitals.

All the above being said the Caps had no problem finding the back of the net the first time these two teams met almost three weeks ago. The Capitals won that affair easily 5-2 despite not once getting the man advantage. Alex Ovechkin – who had three assists vs the Oilers – also finds himself riding a four-game point streak.

This contest will close out a four-game road trip for the Oilers who have opened that slate with a 2-1-0 mark thanks to overtime victories over the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders. Though Conor McDavid is unquestionably the focal point of the offense, Milan Lucic has been performing well during the road trip with one goal and three assists.

Edmonton Oilers vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals currently sport a record of 9-7-1. The Edmonton Oilers are 6-9-1. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 9-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 7-9 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Edmonton injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Washington Capitals and the No. 9-ranked Edmonton Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 20 at 3.12 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 20% while the Oilers defense kills off 69.81% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Edmonton was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +104 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at +107 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Edmonton is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to Las Vegas, Tuesday, November 14th
Washington at Nashville, Tuesday, November 14th

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