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San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Pick and Betting Preview

The visiting San Jose Sharks hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Capitol One Arena against the Washington Capitals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Washington Capitals as -130 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.1 win for the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals bring a 15-11-1 record to the battle against the 14-9-2 Sharks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 15-12 so far and the Sharks go 6-18-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Jose injuries news.

The Washington Capitals sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Jose Sharks sit at a No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.96 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.22 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 20.99% while the Sharks defense kills off 88.46% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, San Jose was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Capitals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Jose's last 18 games
  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games at home
  • Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Carolina, Thursday, December 7th
Washington home to Chicago, Wednesday, December 6th