Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Oilers Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Washington Capitals taking on the Edmonton Oilers Friday October 23rd at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Washington Capitals (5-1-0-0) vs. Edmonton Oilers (3-4-0-0)
Date: Friday October 23rd
Time:9:00 PM EST
Venue: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Edmonton -101
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Edmonton -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Capitals remain one of the hottest teams in the NHL as they continue their road trip in Edmonton on Friday night.
Washington has won 5 of their first 6 and come in off a come from behind win over Vancouver last time out.
Edmonton has hit their most impressive streak of the season as they’ve won 3 in a row and come in off a win over Detroit 3-1.
The Capitals winning ways are to start the season have been quite impressive. They continue to click offensively and are getting contributions from everyone.
Last time out they found themselves down 2-0 to the Canucks and it looked as if they were heading to a loss. In the 3rd period, Jay Beagle and Alexander Ovechkin put in back-to-back goals to tie things up with 4:55 remaining.
With his goal against Vancouver, Ovechkin has now scored 480 goals in his career. He needs just 4 more to become the highest Russian goal scorer.
While Ovechkin continues to shine, Nicolas Backstrom continues to experience setbacks in his return from hip surgery. He was horrible on the face offs against the Canucks as he lost 15 of 17. While he didn’t record a point in the contest, he still has 3 goals and 2 assists to his credit.
The Capitals offense is producing 3.67 goals per game through their first 6 this season.
The Oilers season started with 4 straight losses and it looked like this team was in for another long season.
However, Edmonton has found quite the groove recently and has rattled off 3 straight wins to get to within 1 game of .500. Their wins have come at Calgary, 5-2, at Vancouver, 2-1, and at home against Detroit last time out 3-1.
Letestu, McDavid, and Purcell all recorded goals in the win over the Red Wings and Cam Talbot turned away 28 of 29 shots.
Rookie Conor McDavid continues to be the backbone of this Oilers team. He has recorded at least one point in 4 of the last 5 contests and has a team leading 4 goals this season.
He is tied with Nail Yakupov with 6 points to lead the Oilers.
Edmonton took the head-to-head series last year 2-0 with a 1 goal win in Edmonton and a shootout win in Washington.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Capitals are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Pacific.
- Capitals are 10-4 in their last 14 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Oilers are 15-43 in their last 58 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Oilers are 7-21 in their last 28 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Oilers are 2-7 in their last 9 Friday games.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Capitals are just too good right now. This team is the most threatening in terms of offensive fire power and with the way Ovechkin is finding the net, Washington should be able to continue their winning ways here on Friday.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington ML
Ovechkin finds the back of the net again as the Capitals grab one on the road.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 5- Edmonton 2
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