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NHL betting line favors Capitals over Devils

New Jersey Devils

Washington Capitals
14-15-7 December 21, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 19-13-3

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and New Jersey on Saturday, with the host Capitals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Supporters of the Devils have seen them go 14-15-7 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 19-13-3. In totals betting, the Capitals are 17-18, while the Devils are 11-17-8.

View New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

The Capitals were listed earlier today as -142 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 12-rated Devils taking on the No. 14-rated Capitals in this contest.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Washington at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.17 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 26.32% while the Devils defense kills off 86.09% of their penalties.

A few Devils at Capitals trends to consider:
New Jersey is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games
New Jersey is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Chicago, Monday, December 23rd
Washington home to Anaheim, Monday, December 23rd