Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesThe Washington Capitals (27-16-5) will look to end a season-high five-game losing streak on Tuesday when they host the skidding San Jose Sharks (28-16-7) as small home favorites at sportsbooks. The Stanley Cup champion Capitals had not dropped five in a row since 2014 Womens Niklas Hjalmarsson Jersey , while the Sharks are riding a three-game losing streak.NHL betting line: The Capitals opened as -137 favorites (wager $137 to win $100); the total is at six goals, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or Spotify or at OddsShark.libsyn.com for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week's top sports betting news. Why the Sharks can pay on the NHL oddsSan Jose suffered a four-game skid earlier this year and bounced back to win seven of its next eight, and the team put together a season-high seven-game winning streak right before losing three straight. The Sharks simply need to play better defensively after surrendering six goals in each game during their current losing streak.San Jose starting goaltender Martin Jones was relieved by backup Aaron Dell in the third period of Monday's 6-2 road loss to the Florida Panthers after he allowed five goals on 21 shots. Dell may get the call here in the second game of a back-to-back situation. Why the Capitals can pay on the NHL oddsWashington is in an advantageous position knowing its opponent has not performed particularly well when playing on back-to-back nights. The Sharks are just 3-5 in their last eight games under that scenario, according to the OddsShark NHL Database, so another four-game losing streak is a possibility.Meanwhile, the Capitals will have a pair of well-rested goalies available in this spot after starter Braden Holtby and backup Pheonix Copley split time in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. They are still a solid home team at 13-8-3 and need to use that to their advantage.Sharks vs. Capitals NHL betting pickThis matchup obviously comes down to which team you believe will bust its slump. Washington has won the past two meetings but lost the previous four in the series along with 22 of the last 25 dating back to 1999. The Capitals have also lost six straight to Western Conference opponents and eight of nine http://www.officialoilers.com/authentic-adidas-connor-mcdavid-jersey , which does not bode well.Look for the Sharks to even their road record at 12-12-3 with an upset win at Capital One Arena.OddsShark computer pick: 3.5-2.0, Sharks (Get NHL picks on every game via the OddsShark computer)NHL betting trendsSan Jose is 7-3 in its last 10 games.The total has gone over in six of San Jose's last seven games on the road.Washington is 1-4 in its last five games at home.All NHL odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. You can also download the free odds tracker app. There is speculation around the NHL that, if the right package were offered to the Carolina Hurricanes, they would consider moving highly-skilled defenseman Dougie Hamilton.On Saturday鈥檚 Headlines segment on Sportsnet, Elliotte Friedman reported after suggesting the Canes might move Michael Ferland, that a potentially more interesting name might be someone to watch. He explained that the Carolina Hurricanes might consider moving Hamilton in the right deal 鈥?a report that came as a surprise to the hockey world considering the assets the Hurricanes moved to acquire Hamilton from the Calgary Flames and he's considered one of the Canes better defenders. But Milan Lucic Jersey Kids , with 14 points in 41 games, Hamilton has potentially become expendable on a team that is loaded on the right side for defenders.advertising via FlipboardFriedman said, 鈥淎nother name I鈥檓 curious about is Dougie Hamilton. If you鈥檙e willing to come back to them with a score I think that they would consider doing it.鈥?And, there would certainly be teams interested in offering up a package for Hamilton should he actually be available.Hamilton has no less than 40 points in his last four seasons and is on pace for his fifth consecutive season of 10-plus goals. He's got talent and there are a number of teams in the NHL not afraid of the fact he's having somewhat of a down 2018-19 campaign.What This MeansHamilton becomes just another name in a long line of top-end players who may be available on the trade market before the NHL Trade Deadline on February 25, 2019. Along with names like Alex Pietrangelo, Erik Karlsson, and Jake Gardiner Oscar Klefbom Jersey , Hamilton will be an interesting name to watch.advertisingOne team that might be interested are the Edmonton Oilers, who if they put the right package together, would have to be interested. GM Peter Chiarelli certainly has a history for with Hamilton and in the last two weeks has added a number of defenders via trade. With now 11 potential NHL defenders on the roster, the Oilers could certainly give back a defenseman and a prospect in a trade.