New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals - 3/9/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Washington Capitals (14-6-4) vs New Jersey Devils (8-11-2)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -208 / New Jersey Devils +170 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with seven goals, Pavel Zacha has 10 assists and Jack Hughes has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 63.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 35 goals on 366 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 14 goals on 181 shots.
The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nicklas Backstrom leads Washington with 10 goals, John Carlson has 15 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up 11 goals on 118 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 52 goals on 554 shots.
The Devils are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Capitals are 9-3 in their last 12 Tuesday games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Devils last 7 road games. The under is 3-0-1 in Capitals last 4 overall. The Devils are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 5-21 in the last 26 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils are a team that just can't get out of their own way, and they haven't won back to back games since February 16-18. The Washington Capitals appear to have right the ship over these last two weeks and they're playing a Devils team they've treated like a punching bag over the years. The Devils simply don't beat the Capitals, and that includes an 0-3 record against them this season. I'll back the Caps at home and take the PL for extra betting value.
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Randy’s Pick Washington Capitals -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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