Capitals vs. Sharks: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Washington Capitals (3-3-1) are heavy favorites at home against the San Jose Sharks (0-7-1) on Sunday, October 29 at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN+, NBCS-CA, and MNMT. The Capitals are -225 on the moneyline to win, while the Sharks have +185 moneyline odds.

Tune in to ESPN+, NBCS-CA, and MNMT to watch the Capitals and the Sharks meet.

Capitals vs. Sharks Game Info & Odds

  • When: Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, NBCS-CA, and MNMT
  • Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, NBCS-CA, and MNMT
  • Favorite: Capitals (-225)
  • Underdog: Sharks (+185)
  • Over/under: 6

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Capitals and Sharks Betting Trends

  • Washington and its opponents have scored a combined total of more than 6 goals two times this season (in seven games).
  • San Jose has played three games this season with more than 6 goals.
  • These two teams are scoring three goals per game between them, three fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • These teams surrender a combined 7.4 goals per game, 1.4 more than this game’sgame’s total.
  • The Capitals have been listed as a moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and went 1-1 in those games.
  • This season the Sharks have been an underdog in eight games, and failed to win any of them.

Capitals Stats & Insights

  • The Capitals offense’s 14 total goals (two per game) rank 30th in the NHL.
  • The Capitals rank 16th in total goals against, giving up 3.6 goals per game (25 total) in NHL play.
  • Their goal differential (-11) ranks them 29th in the NHL.
  • The Capitals have a 7.2% shooting percentage as a team, ranking 29th in the league.
  • The Capitals’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 14 hits and 18.3 blocked shots per game.
  • They are scoring at only a 2.0 goals-per-game average (14 total) during that time.
  • Defensively, the Capitals have allowed 25 goals (3.6 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Sharks Stats & Insights

  • The Sharks have scored eight goals this season (one per game) to rank 32nd in the league.
  • The Sharks have allowed 31 total goals (3.9 per game) to rank 30th.
  • Their -23 goal differential ranks 32nd in the league.
  • The Sharks’ collective 4.2% shooting percentage ranks 32nd in the league.
  • The Sharks have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 16.6 hits and 20.1 blocked shots per game.
  • They have put up only eight goals during that time.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Sharks have given up 30 goals (3.8 per game) in those 10 outings.

Capitals Key Players to Watch

  • Alexander Ovechkin is one of Washington’s leading contributors with six points. He has two goals and four assists this season.
  • John Carlson is another top contributor for Washington with five points (0.7 per game), scoring one goal and adding four assists.
  • Charlie Lindgren has a record of 0-1-0. He has allowed four goals (4 goals against average) and recorded 31 saves.

Capitals Player Props

  • Alexander Ovechkin Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +160, Under Odds: -210)
  • John Carlson Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -200, Under Odds: +154)
  • Dylan Strome Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -160, Under Odds: +124)

Sharks Key Players to Watch

  • Tomas Hertl is a top offensive contributor for his club with five points (0.6 per game). He has recorded one goal and four assists in eight games (playing 20:25 per game).
  • Fabian Zetterlund is crucial for San Jose’s offense with three total points (0.4 per game), including two goals and one assist through eight games.
  • Kaapo Kahkonen’s record stands at 0-3-0 on the season, allowing 11 goals (3.2 goals against average) and amassing 107 saves with a .907 save percentage (28th in the league).

Sharks Player Props

Capitals vs. Sharks Injuries

  • Capitals: Joel Edmundson: Hand (Out), Max Pacioretty: Achilles (Out), Nic Dowd: Upper Body (Questionable)
  • Sharks: Jacob MacDonald: Undisclosed (Out), Mitchell Russell: Undisclosed (Out), Mikael Granlund: Lower Body (Out), Matt Benning: Lower Body (Questionable), Logan Couture: Lower Body (Out), Alexander Barabanov: Finger (Out)

Capitals vs. Sharks Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Sharks (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Capitals 3 – Sharks 2

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