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Capitals have been dominant vs Jets

The Winnipeg Jets will look to avoid a three-game losing streak at home tonight vs the Washington Capitals. The Jets have lost two games in a row at home for the first time this season but still sport a solid record in their barn at 20-7 SU. The Jets opened at -135 to get win No. 21.

SHARK BITES
  • The Capitals are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games after losing as a favorite.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Jets’ last eight games at home.
  • Winnipeg is 1-4 ATS in its last five games at home.

Washington hasn’t been the most reliable bet on the road this season at 12-13 SU. The Capitals are coming off a tough 5-4 road loss vs Detroit on Sunday but despite that, they’re 4-2 SU in their last six road games.

Part of Washington’s resurgence, after having such a rough start to the season, has been the play of Alex Ovechkin. Ovie had a down year by his standards last season (69 points in 82 games) but has come back with a vengeance and leads the NHL in goals with 33. Bettors who are looking for an edge to back their wagers on the Caps should know they’re 10-2 SU in the last 12 games vs Winnipeg, outscoring the Jets 48-22 in that span.

The Jets are in the midst of a 10-game homestand, their longest of the season. Winnipeg is trying to get to the top spot in the Western Conference and sits three points back of the first-place Golden Knights. Winnipeg has been an excellent bet at home vs teams with winning records and is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games in that circumstance.

The total opened at 5.5 and trends are pointing toward an OVER. The total has gone OVER in six of the Capitals’ last seven games and they’re averaging 3.6 goals per game in February. Winnipeg is the second highest scoring team in the league at home this season (3.63 goals per game) and the OVER has hit in seven of the last 10 games in this matchup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Winnipeg sat as a -135 favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.4 win for the Jets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Washington Capitals have seen them go 32-17-6 so far this season, while the Jets are at 32-15-9. In totals betting, the Winnipeg Jets are 27-27-2, while the Capitals are 32-23. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Winnipeg vs Washington injuries news.

The Capitals-Jets odds would favor the Jets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Winnipeg is rated No. 8 in the current OddsShark poll, while Washington is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Winnipeg Jets' No. 6-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.93 goals per game allowed. The Jets power play has clicked at a 23.71% rate while the Capitals have a 79.67% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Washington was a 5-4 loser at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Winnipeg lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Rangers on February 11. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +204 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games
  • Winnipeg is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Winnipeg is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Minnesota, Thursday, February 15
Winnipeg home to Colorado, Friday, February 16

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