Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Picks (02/02/2022)

Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Picks (02-02-2022)

To be exact, January was the month from hell for the Edmonton Oilers. From a betting perspective, gamblers were drowned against the NHL betting odds wagering on the Oilers. Edmonton fell out of playoff position. But the Oilers are tantalizingly close for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. In like manner, the Capitals are slumping. Washington is in a secure playoff position but is no longer challenging for the Metropolitan Division. Of major concern is how one of the NHL’s best power-play units has transformed into one of the worst.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Information

Date and Time:Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
Location:Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV Coverage:TNT
Oilers vs. Capitals Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Oilers+1½ (-220)6 (-120)+110
Capitals-1½ (+180)6 (EV)-130
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Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals SBG Odds Overview

Gambling action will be split evenly between these two teams. Sharps will like Edmonton as a capable road team getting a more favorable offshore betting price. Casuals will prefer Washington as the home team with Alex Ovechkin.

Edmonton Oilers Team Overview

Edmonton has won four of its most recent five games. In comparison, three of those five games went under the total. Now the Oilers are 22-16-2 with 20-18 over the total. Edmonton ranks 10th in the NHL for goal scoring, 2nd for power-play efficiency, 22nd for goals against, and 22nd for penalty killing.

Edmonton’s biggest concern remains on the back end. More emphatically, the Oilers don’t have a goaltender that can carry them in the playoffs. The Oilers don’t have quality defensive depth. Consider that Edmonton ranks 24th in the NHL for shots allowed. Combine that with mediocre goaltending, and you have a blueprint for perpetual problems.

Washington Capitals Team Overview

Washington has dropped three of its last five games. And four of those five games went under the total. In sum, the Capitals are 24-12-9 with 22-21 over the total. The Capitals rank 12th for goal scoring, 30th for power-play efficiency, 11th for goals against, and 14th for penalty killing.

Since the departure of Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Braden Holtby, the Capitals have struggled between the pipes too.

Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals Betting Trends

  • Edmonton is 2-5 in their last seven away games
  • The Oilers are 2-5-1 under the total on the road
  • The Oilers are 2-6 in away games at Eastern Conference opponents
  • Edmonton is 2-3-1 under the total at Eastern Conference teams
  • Washington has dropped seven of its last ten home games
  • The Capitals are 7-4 over the total at home
  • Washington is 4-6 on home ice against Western Conference teams
  • The Caps are 10-4-1 over the total when hosting Western Conference opponents
  • Edmonton has paid in two of its last three games against Washington
  • Only one of the previous four between the Oilers and Caps cleared the total
  • Washington has won four straight home games against Edmonton
  • This series is 0-3-1 under the total at Washington

Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals at SBG Free Picks

As mentioned earlier, the Oilers are in better NHL betting form than Washington. Edmonton is not as bad as it looked in January. And the Oilers have two of the NHL’s top players in Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid. Finally, Edmonton will get the better price as the road team.

Oilers at Capitals SBG Best Bet: Edmonton Oilers.

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