The Washington Capitals, spearheaded by John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin, are prepared to take the ice against Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in an East-West matchup. NBC Sports Washington will air the action, which gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27.
Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds
Winnipeg (+125) is playing the role of underdog to Washington (-145) and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals (-120 for the over, +100 for the under).
Washington is 39-24 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 1.6 units this year. 39 of its outings have gone over the total, while 22 have gone under and just two have pushed. The Caps are 21-10 SU as the road team in 2019-20.
Washington has converted on 20.3 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked fourth overall, and it has successfully killed off 83.7 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 25.7 saves per game with a .897 save percentage, Braden Holtby (24-20-5) has been the primary option in goal for Washington this year. If Washington chooses to rest him, however, they may roll with Ilya Samsonov (16-8-1), who has a .916 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average this year.
On the other bench, Winnipeg is 32-33 straight up (SU) and has netted 1.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. 34 of its matches have gone under the total, while 29 have gone over and just two have pushed. It’s 16-17 SU at home this year.
The Jets have converted on just 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.3 percent of all penalties.
Connor Hellebuyck has stopped 28.4 shots per game as the primary choice in the crease for the Jets. Hellebuyck has 27 wins, 25 losses, and five OT losses to his credit and has recorded a .918 save percentage and 2.72 goals against average this year.
Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Picks
NHL Tip: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Under
- The Jets are 3-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Capitals are 4-2 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in three of Winnipeg’s last five outings.
- Over Winnipeg’s last ten outings, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
- This game features two of the more aggressive teams in the league. Washington skaters have dished out the league’s seventh-most hits per game (25.3) and the Jets have recorded the 11th-most (22.2).