Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers Preview, Tips, and Odds

Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers Preview, Tips, and Odds

The Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals will host the up and coming Edmonton Oilers in an NHL battle on Monday night. The Capitals are trying to bounce back after suffering an overtime loss to the Dallas Stars in their last time out. Edmonton earned a road win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday in their previous game. The Capitals are still trying to find their groove after a historic run a season ago. Edmonton is trying to find consistency while playing with a young, but very talented, roster.

Capitals vs. Oilers Odds

The Washington Capitals are the favorites in this matchup with the Oilers. The moneyline is Washington -148 while the Oilers check in at +128. The over/under for total goals scored is set at 6.0 for this game.
Spread: Washington Capitals -148
Total: 6.0

Capitals vs. Oilers Head to Head

This is the second meeting between the Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers this season. The Oilers were able to beat the defending champions by a 4-1 score earlier this season in Edmonton. Washington beat the Oilers in both meetings a season ago.

Capitals vs. Oilers Stats

The Washington Capitals are the highest-scoring team in the NHL, averaging 3.8 goals per game. They have converted on 35.9 percent of their power play opportunities which is also the best mark in the league. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with ten goals so far this season, while Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the team with 17 points. The Capitals can score goals in bunches, and they have four productive offensive lines.

The Edmonton Oilers have killed off just 76% of their penalties this season, which could prove costly in this matchup. Young Connor McDavid has quickly emerged as one of the best players in the NHL and leads the Oilers in every offensive category. McDavid has racked up 21 points on nine goals and 12 assists so far this season.

Capitals vs. Oilers News

The Washington Capitals recently re-assigned defenseman Aaron Ness to Hershey in order to make room for Brooks Orpik on the active roster. Orpik missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury but is expected to suit up in this matchup against the Oilers. Tom Wilson remains suspended but will have his final appeal set for this week.

The Edmonton Oilers recently activated Ty Rattie from the injured reserve and sent Evan Bouchard and Cooper Marody to juniors and AHL respectively. Goaltender Mikko Koskinen has emerged as the top goalie in net for the Oilers and is expected to start against the Washington Capitals.

Capitals vs. Oilers Predictions

The Edmonton Oilers have been playing well of late, but they are still a one-man show on offense with McDavid. The Capitals will give extra attention to McDavid, and they won’t let him find open space in this game. Washington needs better play from their defense, but their offense remains unstoppable. Look for the Capitals to light the lamp a few times in this game to beat the Oilers. Bet the Washington Capitals -148 over the Oilers on Monday night.

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