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New Jersey DevilsWashington Capitals
March 2, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Odds

35-23-5TEAM RECORD32-26-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting New Jersey duelling Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.

The Capitals currently sports a record of 32-26-5. The Devils are 35-23-5. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 31-29-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Devils have gone 30-25-8 against the number.

View New Jersey vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Washington sat as -130 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals sit at No. 19 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Devils sit at a No. 10 on the same chart.

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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. 15 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Devils have a 88.5% rate on the penalty kill.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Bruins on March 1. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Devils at Capitals trends to consider:
New Jersey is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at NY Islanders, Sunday, March 4
Washington home to Philadelphia, Sunday, March 4

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