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Devils Have Been Living on a Schneider

With three wins and 16 goals after three games, it’s been a start for the Devils that not many predicted. They’ll take on the Capitals as home underdogs this evening looking to keep the puck rolling but they’re probably going to need another huge performance out of their star pupil, Cory Schneider.

SHARK BITES
  • Cory Schneider has a .948 save percentage in 3 starts this season.
  • The Capitals are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games against the Devils.
  • The Capitals are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games after losing as a favorite.

While it’s probably unsustainable, the Devils’ massive success so far is evidence of things to come. This team is fast, young, skilled and has the makeup of the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs – with a better blue line.

The Maple Leafs gave the Capitals big-time trouble in the first round of the playoffs last season and this Devils team could too. Washington has the lowest shots per game average in the NHL and if it weren’t for Alex Ovechkin’s eight goals, they’d probably be winless.

This is a great spot to grab a Devils side that’s much better than the public perceives. Continue to bet them when they offer value – especially at home with Schneider between the pipes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New Jersey Devils were listed earlier today as +113 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada), while oddsmakers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.7 victory for the Devils. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Jersey Devils currently sport a record of 3-0-0. The Washington Capitals are 2-1-1. Betting totals have seen the Devils post a 2-0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 3-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Jersey vs Washington injuries news.

The OddsShark NHL Power Rankings have the New Jersey Devils at No. 24 and the Washington Capitals at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Jersey's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 5.33 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 13 at 3 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 30.77% while the Capitals defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Capitals were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

New Jersey was a 6-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as +163 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
  • New Jersey is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • New Jersey is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Philadelphia, Saturday, October 14
New Jersey at New York, Saturday, October 14

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