Washington Capitals (3-3) vs. New Jersey Devils (3-2)
October 24, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -128 / Washington Capitals +105; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils meet Monday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. The Washington Capitals look to get a game above a .500 record. The New Jersey Devils look to build on their 3-game winning streak.
The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Sheary leads Washington with 3 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 5 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 15 goals on 149 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 3 goals on 39 shots.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 13.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Ondrej Palat leads New Jersey with 3 goals, Jesper Bratt has 8 assists and Jack Hughes has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 93.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 5 goals on 22 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 8 goals on 83 shots.
The New Jersey Devils are coming off an impressive week, and you know they’ll be up for this contest to prove they’re an improved team from a year ago. With that said, until proven otherwise, the Washington Capitals are the better team, and you rarely get them in the underdog role against the better team. The Capitals are being disrespected in this spot if we’re being honest. Give me the Caps and the more favorable price.