Capitals open as moneyline underdog vs Devils
New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Odds
The Capitals get a visit from the New Jersey Devils in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Capitals currently sports a record of 5-10-1. The Devils are 10-3-4. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 6-9-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Devils have gone 7-9-1 against the number.
If you're going with the Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of +114 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 26 and the Devils at No. 11 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26.8% rate while the Devils have a 78.9% rate on the penalty kill.
The Devils were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Devils at Capitals trends to consider:
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
New Jersey is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
New Jersey is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Washington is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey home to Winnipeg, Sunday, February 24
Washington home to Carolina, Tuesday, February 26