Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Devils Odds
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52-15-5 (24-9-3 V) Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils 35-31-7 (17-15-4 H)
Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Capitals -180
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Capitals have now won 3 of 4 and have now clinched the #1 seed in the East as they get set to take on the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
The Devils playoff hopes are hanging on by a slim thread and they took a solid step in the right direction with a 2-1 win in Columbus.
The Capitals went on the road Wednesday night and had a chance clinch the #1 seed in the East with a win over Ottawa.
With just 10 games remaining on the season, the Capitals will get their taste of some playoff teams as they play 6 against them.
Now the goal for the Capitals with the remaining 10 games in the regular season is to win the President’s Cup.
The Cup is awarded to the NHL team with the most points in the regular season. Currently the Caps hold a 12 point lead on Dallas, one that will take a lot to cough up.
G Braden Holtby has been the biggest key for the Caps this year. Holtby has been extremely successful as he sits with a record of 44-13 with a 2.25 GAA on the year. He’s also done an exception job on the road, going 20-9 with a 2.44 GAA.
New Jersey Devils
The Devils will get the unfortunate feat of getting the Capitals in the 2nd leg of a back to back.
The Devils get to take on Pittsburgh before welcoming in Alexander Ovechkin and the first place Caps.
Currently, New Jersey sits 4th in the Eastern Conference Wild Card race, 6 points back of 2nd place Philadelphia. They also have to jump Detroit, which makes things very hard going down the final stretch of games.
New Jersey does come into this back to back after taking care of business in Columbus in a 2-1 win as their defense really stepped up.
New Jersey has just 9 games remaining and while 5 are at home, things will be extremely tough on them. 6 of those will come against playoff teams and with little room to wiggle, the Devils cannot afford to lose many of these games.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- WAS are 11-3 in their last 14 vs. Metropolitan.
- WAS are 40-14 in their last 54 overall.
- Over is 11-4-6 in WAS last 21 vs. Metropolitan.
- Under is 41-17-17 in NJ last 75 home games.
- Under is 30-13-10 in NJ last 53 vs. Metropolitan.
- NJ are 16-35 in their last 51 Fri. games.
Free Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils NHL Hockey Prediction
The Devils will certainly be tested here. With the back to back in Pittsburgh as the first leg, things could hold trouble for them here.
As for the Capitals, G Braden Holtby has gone 9-4 with a 2.15 GAA in his career.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER
With Holtby’s success overall and against New Jersey, the Capitals come into Jersey and grab a win.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 4- New Jersey 2
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