New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals 03/26/2021 – The Washington Capitals will gun for two wins in as many nights when they host the New Jersey Devils for the second consecutive time inside the Capital One Arena, Friday at 05:00 PM Eastern Time. The former bested the visitors, 4-3, on Thursday to get back on the winning track after the New York Rangers snapped their previous seven-game winning streak on Saturday. It was their eighth win in the last 10 games and 21st overall to notch 46 points for the second-best record in the East. They will be favored anew based on the NHL Betting Odds with -186 money line price while the Devils are offered at +169. Fans can catch the game live on MSG+ and NHL.TV.
New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals 03/26/2021
When: Friday, March 26, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C
New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals 03/26/2021 Betting Odds:
|New Jersey Devils||+1.5 (-164)||6 o (-102)||+169|
|Washington Capitals||-1.5 (+134)||6 u (-112)||-186|
New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils put up a gallant fight against the Capitals on Thursday and it is something they could bank on when they play the latter for the second straight night. Able to keep in step with one of the top teams in the division is a moral win for New Jersey, which remains at the second to the last spot in the standings with 12 wins in 31 games. Notwithstanding the recent loss, the team has interestingly fared better in games away from home, evinced by a 8-4-2 road record. Overall, the team has been exhibiting commendable performances as of late that resulted in a 4-2-0 register in their past six games – a complete reverse from a 2-10-2 skid prior to it. In other words, the Devils could rely on a lot of positives heading into Friday’s rematch as they aim for a revenge win.
Players to watch: P. Zacha C (G 7, A 11, PTS 18), T. Smith D (G 2, A 15, PTS 17), J. Hughes C (G 7, A 9, PTS 16).
It was the excellent play of Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov that delivered the Capitals from the gritty stand exerted by the Devils on Thursday. Coming off an extended four days off, Washington needed a lift from its weapons and the duo answered the call. Ovechkin has been on a tear, scoring eight of his 15 goals during his past nine games; Kuznetsov, meanwhile, is closely following suit as he recorded his first multi-goal game of the season while scoring three of his five goals this season in his past five games. The team is just two points shy of the top spot in the East that is currently held by the New York Islanders. With the second half of the regular season already underway, Washington is bracing for tougher competition across the division. The Devils may be well behind them in the race, but they shall treat their game on Friday with the same importance as the rest of their assignments for them to ensure a favorable position heading to the postseason.
Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 12, A 22, PTS 34), J. Carlson D (G 7, A 20, PTS 27), A. Ovechkin LW (G 14, A 11, PTS 25).
New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey’s last 8 games.
New Jersey is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
Devils are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 5 games on the road.
New Jersey is 1-9 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington.
Washington is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against New Jersey.
Capitals are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Washington is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against New Jersey.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington’s last 15 games played on a Friday.
Devils vs Capitals Betting Picks
The Devils are happy with their chances as they enter the Capital One Arena for the second night in a row. The Capitals, however, are keen to negate it. Washington will bring out the brooms and sweep the Devils with a one-sided victory on Friday. Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will continue to wreak havoc whilst having a solid backup from the rest of the home team. Top betting sites could expect a wave of bets on the Capitals that might result in a shorter price for the hosts before the actual match start time. Bettors must take advantage of the value as early as possible. With the top spot in the East still in sight, Washington will not blow this chance. Easy win for the Capitals.
Score Prediction: Devils 2, Capitals 5.