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(28-15-4) San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals (27-16-4)
Date: Tuesday, January 22nd
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -139
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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On paper there’s a solid East vs. West matchup from Washington on Tuesday when the Sharks visit the Capitals. These two playoff contenders have actually combined to lose their last 8 games however. Washington has allowed a ton of goals lately, but San Jose is on a back-to-back hence the Caps are the big favorites in this one.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose has climbed into 3rd place in the Western Conference on the heels of what had been a 7-game win streak. The Sharks have now dropped three in a row on the road however and by a horrible margin of 8 to 18. Tuesday marks not only the second of a B2B road tilt, but the Sharks third away contest in the last four nights.
Can the Sharks find some goaltending and defense? They’ll turn to Aaron Dell after Martin Jones stopped just 16 of 21 shots vs. the Panthers last night. Jones was pulled in the 3rd so Dell will be playing in his second game in as many nights as well.
The Caps have some rebounding to do as well as they’ve dropped their last five games. Washington was whooped up on 8-5 by the Blackhawks on Sunday, two games after suffering a 2-7 loss to the Predators. At least the 5 goals scored vs. Chicago were a positive as in the four games prior Washington had scored just 4 total goals.
Obviously with a five game losing streak there are going to be some goaltending issues to resolve. Braden Holtby gets the call in net after stopping only 7 of 11 Blackhawks shots on Sunday. He will have the advantage of facing a fatigued San Jose team however.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Sharks are 7-3 their last 10 overall
- Sharks are 3-8 their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
- Capitals are 0-5 their last five overall
- Sharks are 13-3 the last 16 meetings in Washington
Free San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
The big question in this game is if San Jose’s poor road play continues tonight as they play in their 3rd game in 4 nights? Washington has played very poorly lately but they’re still a top 5 team in the Eastern Conference. Tonight marks the Sharks last game before the all-star break so they’ll have vacation on their minds.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington -149
Capitals get a big win as San Jose has their mind on Mai Tais on the beach.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 5 – San Jose 1
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