New Jersey Devils home to Capitals in hockey betting action
Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Odds
The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New Jersey and Washington on Friday, with the host Devils trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Devils are 2-0 so far on the season. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 0-3. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 0-2 and the Capitals go 2-1 on the totals.
Sportsbooks had set the Devils as -142 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Devils) and the No. 18 (Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 18-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 30 at 4.7 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 11.1% rate while the Capitals have a 61.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Canadiens at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New Jersey won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Flyers on January 22. Bettors who backed the Devils at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Montreal are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Capitals at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Washington is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 8 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 at home
New Jersey is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Washington home to Buffalo, Sunday, January 27
New Jersey at Montreal, Sunday, January 27