New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Odds
New Jersey pays a visit to Washington on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Capitals bats in hockey action at Verizon Center.
The Capitals bring a 5-9-1 record to the battle against the 9-3-4 Devils. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 6-9 so far and the Devils go 7-9.
Sportsbooks such as had the Capitals as +110 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 26 and the Devils at No. 11 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 25% while the Devils defense kills off 80.6% of their penalties.
The Devils were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +187 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -175 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Devils at Capitals trends to consider:
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
New Jersey is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Washington
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Washington is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
New Jersey at Washington, Saturday, February 23