Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets Matchup

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p>Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, and the Washington Capitals will face off against Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in an East-West showdown. Sportsnet will air the matchup, which gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 14.

Washington Capitals at Winnipeg Jets Odds

Winnipeg is 10-6 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 2.1 units this season. That winning percentage, ranked fourth in the NHL in this young season, is fairly close to the 52-30 record the team posted during the 2017-18 season campaign. Among the team’s 16 games this season, five have gone under the total, while five have gone over and three have pushed. This season, the team’s 7-3 SU at home.

The Jets come into the matchup with the second-best power-play unit in the NHL, as they’ve converted on 34.0 percent of their extra-man chances this season. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.0 percent of all penalties.

With a .912 save percentage and 29.5 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (7-6-1) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg this season. If the Jets decide to give him a breather, however, head coach Paul Maurice might turn to the undefeated Laurent Brossoit (3-0 record, .957 save percentage, 1.67 goals against average).

On the other bench, Washington is 8-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 17 regular season outings, nine of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Capitals are 3-4 SU as a road team this season.

The Capitals have converted on 30.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for fourth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully killed off 72.7 percent of all penalties.

Braden Holtby (27.8 saves per game) has been the main option in goal for Washington. Holtby owns a 5-8-3 record, and has registered a .900 save percentage and 3.24 goals against average this year.

Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Picks

NHL Pick: SU Winner – Capitals, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • The total has gone under in three of Washington’s last five games.
  • Seven of Winnipeg’s last ten contests have been decided by two or more goals, and the club is 5-2 overall in those games.
  • Washington skaters have accounted for the league’s ninth-most hits per game (23.6), but the team’s averaged just 20.4 hits over their last five away games.