Sharks vs Capitals Vegas Odds Prediction, NHL Prop Picks

  • San Jose Sharks come into this game on the road having lost their last two in the NHL
  • Washington Capitals still sit fourth in Metropolitan Division, but have slipped to 3-5-2 over their previous ten

The Washington Capitals play their third straight home game on the bounce on Wednesday evening, as they welcome the San Jose Sharks to the US capital. The Sharks will be looking for a return to form after losing their last two in the NHL.

San Jose Sharks at Washington Capitals Schedule

  • When: Wednesday January 26th, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena, Washington
  • How To Watch: ESPN

Capitals Looking To Bounce Back After Defeat

The Washington Capitals are still firmly in the hunt for a place in the Stanley Cup playoffs this term. They are currently sixth in the overall Eastern Conference standings, having picked up 55 points from the 43 games that they have played. They are among the highest-scoring sides in the conference this term, having hit the back of the net on 139 occasions. However, they have played more games than the majority of the sides around them, which means that their position may not be as secure once other sides have caught up on games.

Their recent form would be a slight concern, as they have lost five times in regulation time and twice in overtime in their previous ten fixtures. During the same run, they have picked up just three victories. However, home form has been a plus throughout the campaign, as they have gone 12-6-5 at the Capital One Arena.

But, they were beaten in their latest home fixture, as they were edged out by the Vegas Golden Knights. The traveling side picked up a 1-0 victory in a closely fought affair.

Sharks In The Mix

The San Jose Sharks may be tenth in the Western Conference standings, but they are by no means out of the playoff picture as we close in on the All-Star break. San Jose are level on points with the Calgary Flames, who are sitting eighth. But, the Flames have played five games fewer than their rivals in the race for a playoff spot.

San Jose will be looking for more of the same on the road in the second half of the season, as they have a decent record of 10-10-0 at this point. However, recent form has been a concern, as they have lost their last two, which has seen their record over the previous ten dip to 4-5-1.

The Sharks have conceded ten in their previous two games in the NHL, with seven of those coming in their midweek mauling at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning, which saw the reigning Stanley Cup champions win 7-1 on the road.

NHL Pick and Prediction

Both sides will be in need of a reversal of their current form. However, the preference for us lies with the Sharks, who boast a very decent record away from home. We could also see a low-scoring first and second periods.

NHL Picks Today:

  • San Jose Sharks

NHL Prop Picks:

  • 1st Period- Under 1.5 Goals
  • 2nd Period- Under 2.5 Goals

Alex has covered huge sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. Alex is dedicated to giving the most insightful tips for VegasOdds readers and specialises in horse racing, soccer, golf and basketball.

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