On Thursday night, the Washington Capitals throw down against the Winnipeg Jets in an interesting Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup. The Capitals remain in first place in the Metropolitan Division. To stay there, they must beat teams like Winnipeg. Can Washington get the road win? Or, will the Jets get the victory on their ice? Check out NHL odds, a preview, and a free pick for Capitals vs Jets!
Capitals vs Jets NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB, CA
- Moneyline Odds: Capitals -145 / Jets +125 / Over/Under Odds: 6 ½
Why Washington Capitals are a good bet to win -145
The Caps have turned the corner. Washington had a bad stretch. But they’ve turned things around with 2 straight wins. On Feb. 23, they beat the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3. Washington followed that victory up with a 4-3 shootout win against the Winnipeg Jets. Although the venue changes for this Thursday matchup, Washington could have an easier time beating Winnipeg. They know what to expect.
- Goals For: 3.5
- Shots For: 32
- Power Plays: 20.3%
- Face-Offs: 48.4%
- Goals Against: 3
- Shots Against: 30
- Penalty Kills: 83.7%
- Shutouts: 1
Why Winnipeg Jets are a good bet to win +125
After a 4-game road trip, the Jets return to Winnipeg where they are 16-14-2-1. The Jets won their last couple of home games: 3-2 against the Chicago Blackhawks, and 6-3 versus the L.A. Kings. Even though the Jets lost to the Caps in the last matchup, the game was close. Washington required a shootout to beat the Jets in D.C. Now that the venue has changed, Winnipeg has the advantage.
- Goals For: 3
- Shots For: 31.2
- Power Plays: 20.2%
- Face-Offs: 50%
- Goals Against: 3
- Shots Against: 32.7
- Penalty Kills: 77.3%
- Shutouts: 3
NHL Betting Trends for Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets
- Capitals are 11-4 in their last 15 on a Thursday
- Washington is 19-9 in their last 28 on the road
- Capitals are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win
- Under is 4-0 in Capitals last 4 on the road
- Jets are 2-9 in their last 11 versus the Eastern Conference
- Winnipeg is 0-6 in their last 6 versus a team from the Metropolitan
- Jets are 1-8 in their last 9 games as an underdog at home
- Under is 5-2-1 in Winnipeg’s last 8
Capitals vs Jets NHL Betting Analysis
Although the Caps have won two straight, they were in terrible form before the streak. Washington had lost 4 in a row to Arizona, Vegas, Montreal, and New Jersey. The Capitals aren’t supposed to lose to teams like the New Jersey Devils.
In this game on Thursday, Washington battles an opponent that almost upset them on Feb. 25. Winnipeg is on a 3-match losing streak. But all 3 losses happened on the road. Before the 3-match losing streak, the Jets had won 3 in a row. Winnipeg knows what it must do to beat the Caps.
With home-ice advantage, the Jets should turn the tables on Washington. Expect another tight game. This time, Winnipeg comes out on top. Back the Jets over the Washington Capitals.
NHL Free Pick: Jets +125