Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils - 1/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Capital One Arena)
WAS -250 O/U 6.5
The New Jersey Devils (15 - 21 - 7) are on the road this weekend as they face the Washington Capitals (30 - 10 - 5). Washington will be hosting this game at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Washington has won three out of their last four games, and they will be primed for another victory over New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils are at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division and their recent three-game losing skid has only made matters worse.
New Jersey heads into this game with an anemic offense and a middling defense. New Jersey is averaging just 2.56 goals per game while surrendering 3.50 goals to opposing squads. Leading the way offensively is the play of right-winger Kyle Palmieri (16 goals, 14 assists). New Jersey will have Mackenzie Blackwood (14 - 12 - 6, 2.97 GAA) in the goal for this game. Blackwood has surrendered at least 4 goals in three straight outings.
The Washington Capitals are looking at a potentially high-scoring game. Washington is scoring 3.56 goals per outing with John Carlson (13 goals, 41 assists) being our player to highlight in this game. Washington will also rely on superstar Alex Ovechkin (26 goals, 14 assists) to continue his hot play of late. Washington will have Braden Holtby (18 - 8 - 4, 2.99 GAA) in the net for this game.
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Jersey's last 10 games.
- New Jersey are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games.
- Washington are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
The Devils offense comes into the game here playing horrible,but due for a break out game. Look for the Devils to play great in the game here and that will help the Devils out quite a bit in the game as the Washington defense is unable to slow down the breakout offense for the Devils. We like New Jersey to defeat Washington in a high-scoring game. Final Score Prediction, New Jersey Devils win on the over 5 - 3.