New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals - 3/26/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Washington Capitals (20-7-4) vs New Jersey Devils (12-14-4)
Game Info: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -186 / New Jersey Devils +169 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals meet Friday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.
The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with nine goals, Ty Smith has 15 assists and Jack Hughes has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing three goals per game and are killing 70.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 49 goals on 483 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 26 goals on 316 shots.
The Washington Capitals look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 14 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 22 assists and John Carlson has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up 21 goals on 229 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 57 goals on 641 shots.
The Devils are 15-39 in their last 54 Friday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 6-1 in Devils last 7 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Capitals last 4 overall. The Devils are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Washington and 5-22 in the last 27 meetings. The favorite is 46-17 in the last 63 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils have been competitive in some of their losses lately and have hung around with the Capitals, including in last nights effort, but eventually they have to finish those games before I give them an honest look. The Washington Capitals had an answer last night every time the Devils did something positive and they're now 5-0 against them this season. That has to take a toll on the Devils confidence. I'll take the Capitals and the PL for max betting value.
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Randy’s Pick Washington Capitals -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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