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Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers 03/09/2022 Betting Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers 03/09/2022 – Alex Ovechkin zeroes in on another milestone as the Washington Capitals visit the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. The Capitals star captain will aim to surpass Jaromir Jagr for the sole third place in the league All-Time Goals list that would fortify his already legendary career. Moreover, the Capitals will also attempt to score their fourth straight victory against a team that is looking to avoid a fourth straight setback. Latest update from the top betting sites from NHL see the Oilers having the slight edge over the visiting Capitals. The game starts at 08:30 Eastern Time with live coverage on TNT and streaming on NHL.TV.
Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers 03/09/2022
When: Wednesday, March 9, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers 03/09/2022 Betting Odds:
The spotlight is once again focused on Alex Ovechkin on Wednesday night. Currently tied with Jagr at 766 goals after scoring twice in Washington’s 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, Ovechkin is looking to inspire the Capitals as he approaches another record in his storied career. Washington is upbeat about its chances against Edmonton. With the milestone in sight, the Capitals are expecting Ovechkin to be aggressive on the offensive end. And when the star captain scores, chances are the Capitals are going to win. Washington is 19-3-5 whenever Ovechkin scores a goal this season. With the help of a momentum carried by their current three-game winning streak, the Capitals believe they can steal one on the road on Ovechkin’s potential record night.
Players to watch: Alex Ovechkin LW (G 34, A 34, PTS 68), Evgeny Kuznetsov C (G 16, A 36, PTS 52), John Carlson D (G 10, A 35, PTS 45).
The Oilers have failed to score a W in their last three games – a major blow in their quest to seize an outright playoff berth. Edmonton, like Washington, is currently fourth in its division with 64 points in 57 games. The team’s latest defeat took place in their short trip to Calgary on Monday where they absorbed a 3-1 finish. The game against the Capitals on Wednesday will be the first of a five-game home stand, serving the squad a great opportunity to gain traction and establish momentum. That makes the game against Washington a crucial one. Should they score a win and spoil Alex Ovechkin’s milestone night, the Oilers could be in for the start of a potential winning surge.
Players to watch: Leon Draisaitl C (G 38, A 41, PTS 79), Connor McDavid C (G 29, A 50, PTS 79), Zach Hyman LW (G 19, A 18, PTS 37).
Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Washington are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Edmonton are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Capitals vs Oilers Betting Picks
There will be no better winning combination than the Capitals having momentum and their star captain playing for a record. Washington has a value price in the spread and match winner markets of the latest NHL Odds. It should be a good opportunity for bettors to take. Washington will impose its will against Edmonton right from the get-go. The Oilers will try to mount an uprising but the Capitals will weather the storm.
Score Prediction: Capitals 5, Oilers 3.