Oilers Vs Capitals: NHL Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 5, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 4, 2022

The Washington Capitals travel to face the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, December 5, with the Oilers unbeaten in three consecutive home games. The latest betting lines reveal that the Capitals are +135 on the moneyline and the Oilers are -162 to win this matchup. The total has been set at 6.5 in this matchup.

The betting insights in the following article reference odds valid as of December 5, 2022 at 5:22 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this game and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Oilers Vs Capitals Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 5

Oilers: Evander Kane: Out (Wrist), Mike Smith: Out (Undisclosed), Warren Foegele: Out (Undisclosed), Ryan McLeod: Out (Undisclosed)

Capitals: Tom Wilson: Out (Knee), Dmitry Orlov: Out (Lower Body), Connor Brown: Out (Knee), Darcy Kuemper: Questionable (Upper Body), Carl Hagelin: Out (Hip), Nicklas Backstrom: Out (Hip), Beck Malenstyn: Out (Finger), Martin Fehervary: Out (Upper Body)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Oilers
Total Pick Over (6.5)
Spread Pick Capitals (+1.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Oilers Vs Capitals Team Stats

Oilers Avg. (Rank) Capitals Avg. (Rank)
3.48 (8th) Goals Scored 2.73 (27th)
3.60 (26th) Goals Allowed 3.12 (16th)
31.8 (13th) Shots 29.7 (28th)
32.9 (22nd) Shots Allowed 30.9 (11th)

Oilers Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Connor McDavid 25 21 26 47 100 9 +5
Leon Draisaitl 25 17 25 42 84 10 +6
Zach Hyman 25 9 17 26 92 4 +2
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 25 11 15 26 62 2 -3
Tyson Barrie 25 4 11 15 42 2 +2

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Capitals Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Alex Ovechkin 26 13 12 25 104 6 -13
Dylan Strome 26 5 14 19 48 2 -9
Evgeny Kuznetsov 25 3 14 17 62 2 -4
Conor Sheary 26 9 5 14 52 2 -6
John Carlson 20 8 6 14 70 2 -12

Betting Trends

  • The Oilers have gone 8-7 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Oilers’ implied win probability is 61.8%.
  • The Capitals have been an underdog in 19 games this season, and won six (31.6%).
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 42.6% chance of victory for the Capitals.
  • Edmonton and its opponent have gone over 6.5 combined goals in 17 of 25 games this season.
  • Washington has combined with its opponent to score more than 6.5 goals in 10 of 26 games this season.
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