Capitals vs. Jets Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Updated Nov 14, 2018

In his career, Ovechkin has destroyed the Jets/Thrashers franchise, scoring 47 goals and 44 assists for 91 points in 63 games played. That is the most points he has scored against any NHL opponent.

Washington
48-26-7-1
AT
November 14, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
47-30-4-1
Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +6

34%

Betting Action

66%

Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -180
Over / Under u +6

34%

Betting Action

66%

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals make their one and only regular season appearance in Winnipeg Wednesday night. The champs have had an up and down start to the season, with a 8-6-3 record and are currently fourth in the Metropolitan division. The Jets have won two straight games since returning to North America.

Capitals vs Jets Betting Analysis

The Jets and Capitals have split the last three years worth of games, each going 2-2-2 in six games. Last season both games played went to overtime, with each team winning on home ice. In those games, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin led all point producers for the Caps, scoring three points each against the Jets, while Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele also scored three points each against the Capitals. Head-to-head over the 14 games, the Capitals are 11-3 straight up, but the home team in this series is 8-1 in the last nine meetings. Of note, the under is 10-3-1 in the last 14 games in Winnipeg.

Washington Capitals

This is the second game of a back-to-back for the Capitals, and the third time they have played on back to back night this season. The Caps have lost both second games in the two previous back-to-back matchups, allowing 13 goals against. Tuesday night was a good start for the Caps in Minnesota, as they knocked off the Wild 5-2. Aside from the five goal output in the Wild game, the Capitals have had their problems scoring as of late, managing only three goals in their last three games (all losses).

Back-up goaltender Pheonix Copley got the start, his fourth of the season Tuesday night. So, Braden Holtby will draw the assignment against the Jets. Holtby has gone 10-3-2 with a 2.36 goals against average and a save percentage of .926 against the Jets. Forward Nik Backstrom has points in six straight games (two goals, five assists). The team got some good news from the NHL earlier this week, as Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension was reduced to 14-games. Wilson played in his first game of the season Tuesday in Minnesota, scoring his first goal of the season in the first period, and also picking up seven penalty minutes.

Alex Ovechkin has 12 goals, and eight assists on the season, which is tied for second in points on the team. In his career, Ovechkin has destroyed the Jets/Thrashers franchise, scoring 47 goals, and 44 assists for 91 points in 63 games played. That is the most points he has scored against any NHL opponent.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets keep rolling, winners of two straight games since returning from Finland. The team has boosted its offence as of late, averaging five goals per game in the last two. Mark Scheifele recorded three points in the team’s most recent win over the Devils Sunday night, including two goals, and now has the team lead in that category with nine.

Captain Blake Wheeler extended his point scoring streak to 10 games (two goals, 17 assists) he was named the NHL’s second star of the week for his efforts. After going scoreless through his first nine games of the season, Nik Ehlers has scored in three consecutive games, and now has four goals on the year. The Jets power-play didn’t score a goal in their last game for the first time since October 11, but still ranks number one in the NHL, producing at a 35 percent pace. They’ll face a Capitals team that has allowed seven power-play goals against in their last five games.

The Capitals are currently ranked 28th in the league when short-handed. Forward Brendan Lemieux is now eligible to return to the line-up from his two-game suspension.

Capitals vs. Jets Prediction

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