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Winnipeg Jets vs Washington Capitals Betting Preview

Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets
3-5-0 October 22, 2013, 08:00 PM | MTS Centre 4-5-0

Hockey bettors look for value at MTS Centre on Tuesday as host Winnipeg battles the Washington Capitals in hockey odds action.

The Jets are 4-5-0 so far on the season. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 3-5-0. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Winnipeg go 3-6 and the Capitals go 4-4 on the totals.

View Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Capitals listed earlier today as underdogs of 100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 5-rated Capitals taking on the No. 19-rated Jets in this contest.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Winnipeg was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Predators. They lost as -160 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 20-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.12 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 14.29% rate while the Capitals have a 85.71% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington at Edmonton, Thursday, October 24th
Winnipeg at Nashville, Thursday, October 24th