Capitals vs. Devils Prediction
The over has been cashing for bettors in recent Washington Capital road games but will that trend continue tonight when the team visits the Devils at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Capitals are -175 money line favorites over the Devils, who have odds of +158 to pull off the upset tonight. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
The over is a perfect 4-0 in the Capitals' last four road games and is also 4-1-2 in their last seven games when they're playing on two days of rest. In Washington's last six games overall, the over is 4-1-1 and is 11-3-5 in the Caps' last 19 games when playing an opponent that owns a losing record.
On the other side, the over has cashed in five of the Devils' last seven games when they team is coming off a win and in the last four meetings between Washington and New Jersey, the over is 2-0-2.
Nicklas Backstrom snapped a three-game pointless streak in the Capitals' 4-2 win over the Senators on Tuesday with a goal and an assist. He set up Alex Ovechkin's power play goal to give the Caps a 2-0 lead and made it 3-0 with a goal of his own at the 14:37 mark of the period. With Backstrom's streak behind him, look for him to contribute to the over tonight.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: CAPITALS/DEVILS OVER 5