Devils vs Capitals Prediction NHL Picks 2/20/24

Washington Capitals (24-21-8) vs New Jersey Devils (28-22-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals +123 / New Jersey Devils -154 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Capitals need a win after losing 8 of their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals prediction.

New Jersey Devils Betting Preview

The New Jersey Devils recently beat the Flyers and Predators while losing to the Kings. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.39 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads New Jersey with 24 goals, Jesper Bratt has 38 assists and Jack Hughes has 173 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.41 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 95 goals on 862 shots faced, while Akira Schmid has given up 41 goals on 383 shots.

Washington Capitals Betting Preview

The Washington Capitals recently lost to the Canucks and Avalanche while beating the Canadians. The Washington Capitals are averaging 2.42 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Strome leads Washington with 20 goals, John Carlson has 27 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 173 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.08 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 86 goals on 812 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 59 goals on 681 shots.

Washington Capitals Player Prop Facts

  • Alex Ovechkin has scored a goal in each of the Capitals' last five games as underdogs.
  • Alex Ovechkin has recorded at least one point in each of his last nine appearances at Capital One Arena.
  • Rasmus Sandin has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • John Carlson ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference for average time on ice (25:52) this season.

New Jersey Devils Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler Toffoli has scored at least one goal in four of the Devils' last five games as favorites.
  • Nico Hischier has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances in night games at Capital One Arena.
  • Jack Hughes has recorded at least one assist in seven of his last eight appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Timo Meier has scored two goals against the Capitals this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Capitals rank 30th in the league for goals per game this season (2.42).
  • The Washington Capitals rank 26th in the league in power play percentage this season (15.75%).
  • The New Jersey Devils rank 7th in the league for goals per game this season (3.39).
  • The New Jersey Devils rank 26th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.41).

New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals prediction

The Washington Capitals have been a mess more times than not this season, and their defense has really fallen off a cliff in most games. The New Jersey Devils beat the Caps 6-3 last month, and they've been road warriors all season long, where they're 15-9-2 on the season. The Capitals haven't won a home game since January 18. It's kind of a steep price for a road team, but it's a lot easier to trust the Devils than it is the Capitals at the moment. Give me the Devils on the road.

Randy’s Pick New Jersey Devils -154

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