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(44-14-7) Washington Capitals vs. San Jose Sharks (39-19-7)
Date: Thursday March 9th
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: SAP Center in San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Washington -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Washington -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Washington, coming off a loss to the Dallas Stars, will continue its road trip and look to bounce back against the San Jose Sharks.
San Jose, winners of four out of the last five, will look to fend off the tough Capitals and grab the W at home to further solidify its place atop the Pacific Division.
Very little has gone wrong for this Washington Capitals team this season.
Sitting 1st in the toughest division in the NHL, the Metropolitan, the Capitals are favorites to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals and will look to continue its strong level of play during these last 17 games of the regular season.
Washington has had a wonderful season on both sides of the ice, sitting 4th in the league in goals scored and 1st in the league in goals against.
Washington has a plus-73 goal differential for the year and that certainly has a lot to do with those 44 wins.
Almost everyone on the Capitals has been fantastic this year. Alex Ovechkin naturally leads the team, posting 27 goals and 28 assists. Over his last five games, he has just a single assist though.
He’s had a lot of help from T.J. Oshie. Oshie has 25 goals and 19 assists, including two goals and two assists over his last five games.
San Jose Sharks
While not nearly as good as Washington on offense, the San Jose Sharks defense has been comparable to the Capitals. San Jose is 4th in the NHL in goals against, giving up just 152 on the season. This has helped the Sharks grab 1st place in the Pacific Division for most of the year.
Offensively, the Sharks aren’t bad but aren’t particularly great either. San Jose is 15th in goals scored with 180. The goal scoring is led by defenseman Brent Burns.
Burns has 27 goals and 40 assists this season, including three assists over his last five games.
Center Logan Couture has been great for this team. He has 21 goals and 23 assists, including two goals and three assists over his last five games.
The goaltending has been extremely important for this team. Martin Jones has been so important for San Jose. He’s posted a 30-16-6 record with a 2.28 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The Total has gone UNDER in four of Washington’s last six games vs. the Pacific Division
- San Jose is 4-1 SU in the last five games
Free Washington Capitals vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Prediction:
I like Washington to bounce back from its loss to Dallas and take it to the Sharks. The offense should grab some goals here and pull out the victory. Capitals get the W on the road.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington ML
Washington is a wonderful team that’s built to win. The team won’t score at will against a good San Jose defense but it should do enough to come away with the win. The Capitals money line is a good bet here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 3 – San Jose 2
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