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Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 04/02/2021 NHL Betting, Predictions & Previews

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Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 04-02-2021 NHL Betting Predictions & Previews

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 04/02/2021 – East’s No. 1 team Washington Capitals will look to avoid a rare three-game losing skid when they visit the New Jersey Devils on Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Capitals will be counting on to their apparent advantage matching up against the Devils, whom they have dominated this season. NHL gambling sites predict a bounce-back win for the visitors as Devils are tagged as underdogs at home with a +150 price in the match-winner market. The puck drops at 07:00 PM Eastern Time. Fans can catch the game live on NHL Network, MSG+, and NBCSWA with streaming available on NHL.TV.

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 04/02/2021

When: Friday, April 2, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

TV: NHL Network | TVAS | MSG+ | NBCSWA

Stream: NHL.TV

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 04/02/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+151) 5.5 o (+115) -170
New Jersey Devils +1.5 (-189) 5.5 u (-135) +150
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Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are coming off a poor two-game trip in New York where they got dismantled by the Rangers and Islanders, respectively. Although the team still keeps the best winning rate in the East at 69.4%, the back-to-back losses have allowed the Islanders, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins, to force a three-way tie in points with 50 each at the top of the division. That means the supremacy in the East remains up for grabs, and that there is no reason for Washington to be complacent. Entering Friday’s joust in New Jersey, the Capitals are aware that they will be facing a team who has succumbed to them heaps of time, not just this season, but likewise in the previous ones. Despite the advantage, the team would still not allow any room for mistakes as they look to avoid a three-game slide. 

Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 13 A 24 PTS 37), A. Ovechkin LW (G 18 A 12 PTS 30), J. Carlson D (G 7 A 22 PTS 29). 

New Jersey Devils

The Devils are still on the hunt for that one big break that might turn their fortunes around. With their current position and record in the East, it is safe to say that New Jersey is on an uphill climb with just a handful of games left in the regular season. The team is 10 points behind fourth-placed Boston Bruins and is way below the .500 mark, no thanks to their inconsistent showing over the past couple of games. Hosting the Capitals on Friday does not give them an outright advantage. It’s a daunting task to take down the best team in the division, let alone a team that has bossed around them over the years. The clock is ticking for New Jersey, but it should not be a reason for them to raise the white flag even before the puck drops. 

Players to watch: P. Zacha C (G 7 A 12 PTS 19), T. Smith D (G 2 A 17 PTS 19), J. Bratt LW (G 3 A 15 PTS 18). 

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions

Trends

Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
Washington is 14-4 SU in their last 18 games.
Washington is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against New Jersey.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games on the road.
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey.

Devils

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey’s last 11 games.
New Jersey is 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 6 games against Washington.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey’s last 5 games at home.
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Washington.

Capitals vs Devils Betting Picks

There will be no more playing around for the Washington Capitals. Aware that they could lose their spot at the top of the East, the visitors will bring their A-game over to New Jersey to ensure the win. The Capitals will not disappoint the favorite tag by the top online sportsbooks. The trend will continue in favor of Washington as the Devils will suffer another loss at home. 

Score Prediction: Capitals 6, Devils 2.