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Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 02/27/2021 Game Analysis, Tips and Forecast

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Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 02-27-2021 Game Analysis Tips and Forecast

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 02/27/2021 – The Washington Capitals and the New Jersey Devils begin their two-game series on Friday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark. Both teams are coming off victories in their respective previous outings: the Capitals dominating the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2, and the Devils pulling off a 4-3 escape in OT against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. Washington, which remains as one of the top teams in the East Division, will enter the arena as favorites on the road. According to the nhl gambling site, the visitors are pegged at -167 in the moneyline market while the home team is offered at +138. 

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 02/27/2021

When: Saturday, February 27, 1:00 PM ET

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

TV: CTV

Stream: NHL.TV

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 02/27/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Washington Capitals -2 (+245) 6.5 o (+100) -167
New Jersey Devils +2 (-200) 6.5 u (-138) +138
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Washington Capitals

It was the Washington Capitals’ composure that rescued the team from the Penguins in their last game. After blowing a two-point edge in the deciding frame, Washington shifted to a higher gear and scored three straight to roll past their East rivals. The victory was a huge boost as they head over to New Jersey, but head coach Peter Laviolette and his wards are still looking for that winning recipe that would earn them the consistency in their quest this season. It has been a topsy-turvy month for Washington that started with a four-game slide. After bouncing back with back-to-back wins, the squad has since settled with inconsistent performances that resulted in a split of their last four outings. But despite the struggles, they still managed to stay afloat in the division race where they are currently at the No. 2 spot with 10 wins and 24 points in 19 games. 

Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 9, A 15, PTS 24), J. Carlson D (G 5, A 12, PTS 17), A. Ovechkin LW (G 6, A 10, PTS 16).

New Jersey Devils

The Devils are going back home beaming with pride after squeaking past the Sabres on Thursday. New Jersey was pushed to the edge that they needed an extended period before shrugging off Buffalo that halted a three-game losing skid. Head coach Lindy Ruff knew his team needed more sense of urgency given their current position in the division ladder where they sit at the second to the last with just seven wins and 16 points in 15 games. For him, another loss would have placed his team a much tougher position to catch up. It’s still a long season ahead for them to make a momentous surge, but with a stack of powerhouse teams in their group, the Devils will have to exert more effort to stay the course. 

Players to watch: P. Zacha C G 5 A 7 PTS 12, J. Hughes C G 4 A 7 PTS 11, T. Smith D G 2 A 8 PTS 10

 

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions

Trends

Capitals

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games.
Washington is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Capitals are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games against New Jersey.
Washington is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Washington is 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against New Jersey.

Devils

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey’s last 7 games at home.
Devils are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Washington.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey’s last 12 games played in February.

Capitals vs Devils Betting Picks

The Washington Capitals will spoil the Devils’ return to New Jersey with a one-sided victory to score back-to-back wins in this sports betting website. The visitors will play advertised as they look to build momentum in their quest for consistency heading into the more crucial stages of the year.

Score Prediction: Capitals 4, Devils 1.