San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals 2-12-23 NHL Best Bets, Tips and Odds

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals 2/12/23 – The San Jose Sharks will travel to Washington and take on the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. San Jose’s record is 16-26-11. Washington’s record is 27-20-6. The two teams met twice last season, with each winning one match. The best NHL betting tips for this game expect the San Jose Sharks to win in this game.

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals

Date & Time: Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 1:30 PM ET

Location: Capital One Arena

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds

Sharks

Moneyline: +185

Puckline: +1.5 (-135)

Total: 6.5 over (-110)

Capitals

Moneyline: -238

Puckline: -1.5 (+115)

Total: 6.5 under (-110)

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Analysis

San Jose Sharks was +185 underdog in the previous game, and lost 4-1 to the Florida Panthers. Alexander Barabanov scored only the goal. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 38 of the 40 shots faced. Recent improvements in the offense have been noticed by the Sharks. In six of their nine last games, they scored at least three goals. San Jose is 19th in goals per match and 26th for shots per match. While the defense has been strong, San Jose’s goaltending has been poor. They are 29th in goals allowed per game and 16th for shots against per match. San Jose is currently sitting in second to last place in the Pacific Division, 15 points away from the final Wild Card spot within the Western Conference.

Washington Capitals is at the back end of a back to back. Recently, the Capitals’ offense has been struggling. In five of their last nine games, they scored two goals or less. Washington is 17th in goals per match and 17th for shots per game. Both defense and goaltending have been excellent for the Caps. They are ranked 11th in goals against per match and 9th in shots against per match. Washington currently holds the Eastern Conference’s final Wild Card spot. They are fifth in the Metropolitan Division. With one point more than Washington, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently in the first Wild Card Spot. For the second Wild Card spot, three teams are less than four points from the Caps. To keep their Wild Card position, the Capitals will need to have more offense.

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Against the Spread

Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 games. Sharks are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread. Sharks are 15-11 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Sharks’ last 5 games. The totals have gone OVER in 17 of Sharks’ 23 last games at home.

Capitals are 0-5 in their last 5 games. Capitals are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread.

Capitals are 16-12 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Capitals’ last 5 games. The totals have gone OVER in 9 of Capitals’ 25 last games at home.

San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Free Pick

Washington will feel tired as they finish a back to back. Recently, the Capitals’ offense has been struggling. In five of their nine previous games, they scored two goals or less. San Jose will be rested after not playing since Thursday night. Recently, the Sharks’ offense has been performing well. In six of their nine previous games, they scored at least three goals. San Jose will pull off the upset and pick up the victory as per NHL betting forums.

Free Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5 (-135)