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Vegas Play of the Day: Oilers at Capitals


AP Photo / Kathy Willens

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) is pursued by New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 (1:06 p.m.)

We’ve entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1.

Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. Ray Brewer won back-to-back titles in the 2015-2016 and 2016-17 seasons, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-2015.

Edmonton Oilers plus-150 at Washington Capitals: $400 to win $600

Tonight the Edmonton Oilers head to Washington D.C. in a marquee matchup with the Capitals.

Both teams have started the season with play well below the lofty expectations entering the year. The Oilers find themselves in seventh place in the Pacific Division, ahead of only the lowly Arizona Coyotes. Star player Connor McDavid has had his share of highlight assists, but his seven goals has been a disappointment to this point.

The Capitals have already lost seven games in regulation after losing only 19 during last season’s President’s Trophy-winning campaign. Washington seems to be finding its stride though, winning four of its last five including a convincing 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.

That win is why I like the Oilers as sizable underdogs tonight. The plus-150 is the highest underdog Edmonton has been this season. The previous high was plus-130 when they played in Pittsburgh on Oct. 24.

It could be a let down for the Capitals, and getting plus-150 with a team as talented as Edmonton is always good value, even if they’re struggling at the moment.

Current Standings: Granger (9-8, $12,075), Brewer (14-12, $10,070), Keefer (12-12-1, $9,641), Grimala (6-7, $8,555)

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