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Capitals look for victory in New Jersey

The Washington Capitals have been tagged with a loss in six of their past seven games against the New Jersey Devils as those teams meet in NHL betting action on Friday night.

The Devils are 1-0 against the Capitals so far this season, beating them 5-4 as a road underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks back on December 21.

That OVER result boosted the OVER/UNDER to 4-4-2 in the last 10 games between the clubs.

The Devils bring a 21-19-11 record to the battle against the 22-20-8 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 15-24-12 so far and the Capitals go 23-27.

View Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Devils in this one found them earlier as -142 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Devils and the No. 21-ranked Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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The Capitals were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 28-ranked offense (2.39 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.04 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 19.59% rate while the Capitals have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Capitals at Devils trends to consider:
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
New Jersey is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Montreal, Saturday, January 25th
New Jersey home to New York, Sunday, January 26th