San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals NHL Hockey Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2019 NHL hockey betting season continues this Tuesday night with a thrilling San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals matchup. The Sharks are swimming with their heads held low after conceding three straight losses on the road. The Caps on the other hand, are hoping San Jose is the team that will help them break their current 5 game losing streak. So which team gets the edge this Tuesday night? Let’s check on the NHL legal betting odds to find out.
San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals – Tuesday, January 22nd
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Stream: Watch ESPN
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks swim into this evening’s contest sporting a 28-16-7 record that nets them 63 points on the season. Notwithstanding their current losing streak, San Jose is still ranked 2nd in the Pacific Division. Right now the Pacific is led by the Calgary Flames who have racked up 69 this season. With that in mind, it’s clear that San Jose is starting to fall behind the divisional leader. Although they’re not at risked of losing their top 3 ranking, San Jose will need a turnaround in the coming days. By the looks of it, tonight’s NHL hockey betting odds don’t think the Sharks will get that turnaround this evening. But since San Jose is 6-2-2 in their last 10 against Washington, some bettors will undoubtedly take a chance on San Jose tonight.
Players to Watch: Brent Burns (9 G, 44 A, 53 PTS.), Logan Couture (18 G, 26 A, 44 PTS.), and Timo Meier (19 G, 25 A, 44 PTS.).
The Caps slide into this evening’s contest sporting a 27-16-5 record that nets them 59 on the season. At the current moment, 59 points is good enough to rank Washington No. 3 overall in the Metropolitan. However, seeing as how the 4th seeded Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting on 58 points this season, it’s clear that Washington cannot afford a loss this evening. Fortunately for Washington, they’ll be playing at home against a San Jose team that hasn’t had much luck on the road as of late. However, to win this matchup, Washington will have to find a way to contain San Jose’s 3rd ranked offense. While Washington ranks 8th in scoring, their defense ranks 21st overall.
Players to Watch: Alex Ovechkin (33 G, 19 A, 52 PTS.), Nicklas Backstrom (12 G, 35 A, 47 PTS.), and John Carlson (8 G, 37 A, 45 PTS.).
San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions
San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals matchup? Neither team has had much success as of late, making this one a bit of a tossup. But seeing as how San Jose hasn’t won a road game in their last 3, Washington looks like the best pick this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 6-5 Washington.