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Capitals visit New Jersey Devils in NHL clash

Washington CapitalsNew Jersey Devils
Dec 23, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Odds

17-14-1TEAM RECORD18-14-1

Prudential Center hosts an NHL battle between the New Jersey Devils and the visiting Washington Capitals on Friday.

Supporters of the Capitals have seen them go 17-14-1 so far this season, while the Devils are at 18-14-1. In totals betting, the Devils are 16-11-6, while the Capitals are 18-14.

View Washington vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Devils and the No. 13-rated Capitals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 13.3% rate while the Capitals have a 82.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Predators on December 20. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 4-1 loser at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Capitals at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Jersey
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
New Jersey is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Buffalo, Monday, December 26
New Jersey at Carolina, Monday, December 26

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