Betting on today’s Jets and Capitals game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Capitals hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on ESPN+. The Jets are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference contest against the Capitals. The game’s over/under currently sits at 5.5 goals.


The Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 12:30 ET on Sunday, March 24th.


  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-2 win for the Capitals.
  • We like the Capitals on the moneyline (+122)
  • The Capitals are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Jets Make it Happen on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Jets have an overall record of 44-21-5, which has them in 4th place in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Central Division. In their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone 5-5 and has dropped two straight games.

On the road this season, the Jets have gone 21-12-3, and they have been favored in 49 of their 70 games. When favored this year, Winnipeg has gone 35-11-3, and they have lost two straight games when favored.

On the year, the Jets have gone 37-33 against the puck line and 25-24 as the favorite. So far, they have 32 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, Winnipeg has an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game, and their average scoring differential on the road is +.3 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Jets have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

The average goal total for Winnipeg’s games is sitting at 5.5. The average over/under line for the season is 5.9. The Jets come in with an over/under record of 28-35-7.

Through their last three road games, Winnipeg has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 16th in the league. Winnipeg’s offense is currently ranked 23rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the league.

Winnipeg will be looking for a good game from Tyler Toffoli who leads the team in scoring with 30 goals, ranking 24th in the NHL. Toffoli also comes into the game with 20 assists.

In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 10th in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.

Goalie Laurent Brossoit gets the start and has made 19 starts this season. His record at this point is 12-5, and his save percentage is 0.5%.

Can the Capitals Pull the Upset at Home?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Capitals are 9th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-26-9. In the Metropolitan Division, they sit in 4th place. At home this season, Washington is 18-11-5, and they have gone 20-18 against other teams in the Eastern Conference.

Over their last ten games, the Capitals have gone 6-4, and they have won four of their last five games. As the underdog this season, Washington has gone 21-23-7. In their last three games, they have gone 2-1.

As the underdog, the Capitals have a puck line record of 29-22 this season, and their overall puck line record is 34-35. So far, Washington has 17 wins by multiple goals and 17 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Capitals have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

Coming into this game, Washington’s average scoring margin on the road is at -0.7 goals per game, and their average scoring differential for the season is at -.4 goals per game. So far, the Capitals have been the underdog in 51 of their 68 games.

Games involving Washington have an average of 6 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Capitals come in with a record of 32-34-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Jets have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

The Capitals come into the game scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game, putting them 27th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This year, the Capitals have recorded a 10-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 24-20 record.

Washington’s current leading scorer is Alex Ovechkin. This season, he has 24 goals, which puts him 53rd in the NHL. Ovechkin also comes into the game with 32 assists.

Washington defense takes on the Jets ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. They also are 10th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Goalie Charlie Lindgren comes into the game having made 36 starts this season. So far, his record is 19-12 and he has a save percentage of 0.773%.