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NHL betting line favors Capitals over Jets

Winnipeg Jets

Washington Capitals
28-25-5 February 06, 2014, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 25-23-9

The visiting Jets hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals sit at 25-23-9 on the season; in comparison, the Jets are currently 28-25-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 27-30 OU, and Winnipeg is 26-27-5 OU.

View Winnipeg Jets vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Winnipeg before puck drop in this match found them as 129-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Capitals rated this week at No. 21 and the Jets sitting at No. 18.

In their last action, Winnipeg was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Winnipeg at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +106 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12-ranked offense (2.88 goals per game) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 22.49% rate while the Jets have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Jets at Capitals trends to consider:
Winnipeg is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Winnipeg's last 9 games
Winnipeg is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Winnipeg at St. Louis, Saturday, February 8th
Washington home to New Jersey, Saturday, February 8th