Capitals vs. Devils - 3/26/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (31-31-11) at Washington Capitals (39-24-10)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals -195 / New Jersey Devils +175 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, CSNB
The New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals play Thursday night at the Verizon Center.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals and have scored four goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won 15 straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with 25 goals, Adam Henrique has 24 assists and Patrik Elias has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Cory Schneider has allowed 131 goals on 1,830 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 28 goals on 347 shots.
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The Washington Capitals look to win after splitting their last eight games. The Capitals are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have three power play goals in their last four games and have won five straight when scoring at least three goals. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 47 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 54 assists and Troy Brouwer has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Braden Holtby has allowed 136 goals on 1,799 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 34 goals on 280 shots.
The Devils are 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 29-63 in their last 92 road games. The Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 15-7 in their last 22 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Devils offense has been flat out terrible as of late, and the under has hit in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams. I'll side with the under in this spot.