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Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers Hockey Odds and Picks

First overall pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, Connor McDavid has had his share of NHL betting disappointments. McDavid was touted as the man that would bring the Edmonton Oilers back to glory.  Instead, he has struggled to keep a level head on a one-line team.  Too much of the burden for Edmonton’s success is on McDavid. And that has proven to be a bridge too far for the Oilers’ Stanley Cup prospects.  Edmonton has no secondary scoring, defensive depth, or reliable goaltending.  And that is why they are up against the wall against Washington on Wednesday.

Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
TV Coverage: TNT

Capitals vs. Oilers Betting Odds

Capitals +1½ ( -210 ) 6½ ( EV ) +115
Oilers -1½ ( +175 ) 6½ ( -120 ) -135
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Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the Capitals get the perfect best sportsbook online spot for sharps.  Washington is a quality team that will get a discount price on the road.  Edmonton will be overpriced on home ice.  Of great concern to gamblers is the inability of the Oilers to sustain success.  In this situation, the greater board value will be with Washington.

Capital Punishment for Payout Window

 Late on, Washington has won four of its last seven games.  Also, three of its most recent five games stayed under the Betting on NHL total.  Concurrently, Washington holds a 10-point advantage for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.  Washington stands at 30-18-9 straight up and 29-26 over/under.  The Capitals have NHL metrics of 13th for goal scoring, 25th for power-play efficiency, 9th for goals against, and 12th for penalty killing.

 Left-wing Alex Ovechkin is the greatest goal scorer in the current era.  And may end up as the all-time leading goal scorer in NHL history.  So far this season, Ovechkin has 34 goals, 34 assists, and a +7.  Also, he has ten power-play goals with ten power-play assists.

Edmonton Fails to Strike Oil

 To summarize, Edmonton has dropped five of its most recent seven games.  Also, the Oil has gone under the pro hockey betting total in just three of its last ten outings.  Edmonton is battling with Minnesota and Dallas for the final Western Conference playoff spot.  Overall, Edmonton is 30-22-4 straight up and 27-26 over/under.  The Oilers have NHL metrics of 9th for goal scoring, 2nd for power-play efficiency, 22nd for goals against, and 26th for penalty killing.

Center Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 38 goals and 41 assists with a +15.  While Connor McDavid adds 29 goals, 50 assists, and a +13.  Problematic is that Edmonton has a team save percentage of .902.

 Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers Against the Spread

 Specifically, Washington is 6-3 against the spread on the road.  As a favorite, the Capitals are 3-5 vs. the line.  In interconference games, the Caps are 4-3 on the board.  Washington is 4-8 under the hockey betting total on the road.

As a favorite, Washington is 3-2 over the total.  In interconference games, the Capitals are 2-4 under the number.

At home, Edmonton is 2-4 against the spread.  While as an underdog, the Oil is 2-6 vs. the line.  In interconference games, the Oilers are 5-4 on the board.  At home, the Oil is 4-5 under the total.  And then, as an underdog, the Oilers are 2-5-2 under the number.  In interconference games, the Oilers are 4-5-1 under the total

Overall, Washington is 1-3 against Edmonton vs. the spread in this series.  The Capitals and Oilers are 3-5-1 under the total.  At Edmonton, the Capitals are 2-4 under the number.  Also, this series is 3-2 over the total at Edmonton

 Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers CashBet Free Pick  

 As mentioned earlier, the Oilers will be overpriced for this game.  Washington has been showing superior NHL gambling value in recent days.  Additionally, the Capitals’ goaltending is better than Edmonton’s.

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