Friday's NHL Opening Odds
(The Spread) - A light NHL schedule Friday sees four games, but it includes one between a pair of red-hot teams in the Washington Capitals and the host New Jersey Devils.View Current NHL Odds
Washington comes into play with a 41-21-10 overall record and a 19-13-3 road mark, while New Jersey has a record of 33-33-4 and is 18014-3 in home contests. Oddsmakers and online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Devils -130 favorites, while the over-under is set at 5. Play begins at 7:00PM EST.
According to the latest trends, New Jersey is 6-5 against the spread versus Washington over the last three seasons. Six of 11 games in this series have gone over the totals the last three seasons. New Jersey is 10-2 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season.
New Jersey is 7-3-0 in its last 10 contests, but had its three-game winning streak snapped Thursday with a 3-1 loss at Ottawa. Washington had a nine-game win streak ended Wednesday with a 3-2 defeat at Detroit.
In other NHL action, the Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Islanders at 7:00PM EST. Carolina is -180 favorites and the over-under is 5.5. Vancouver is home against Phoenix at 10:00PM EST. The Canucks are -200 favorites, while the over-under is listed at 5.5.NHL Hockey Opening Lines & Totals for Friday, March 18
1 Washington Capitals +110 (5)
2 New Jersey Devils -130
5 New York Islanders +160 (5.5)
6 Carolina Hurricanes -180
7 Phoenix Coyotes +170 (5.5)
8 Vancouver Canucks -200