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San Jose favored by -136 against Washington on Tuesday

San Jose Sharks

Washington Capitals
28-12-6 January 14, 2014, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 22-16-7

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and San Jose on Tuesday, with the host Capitals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Capitals bring a 22-16-7 record to the battle against the 28-12-6 Sharks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 21-24 so far and the Sharks go 22-20-4.

View San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as 124 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Capitals rated this week at No. 12 and the Sharks sitting at No. 11.

The Sharks were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Washington lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sabres on January 12. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 6-ranked offense (3.02 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 25.16% rate while the Sharks have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sharks at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games
San Jose is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at Florida, Thursday, January 16th
Washington at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, January 15th