Devils vs. Capitals Player Props & Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 20

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The New Jersey Devils (28-22-4) are set to clash with the Washington Capitals (24-21-8) in a compelling Eastern Conference matchup. With both teams fighting for a playoff spot, this game could be a critical juncture in their seasons. Let’s dive into the Devils vs. Capitals player props and predictions below.

New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals Odds Info

  • Moneyline: Devils -156 (FanDuel) / Capitals +143 (BetRivers)
  • Puck Line: Devils -1.5 (+150) / Capitals +1.5  (-175)
  • Total: 6.5

Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: Capital One Arena – Washington, DC
  • TV: ESPN+

New Jersey Devils Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the New Jersey Devils have 15 wins and 11 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the New Jersey Devils have 23 wins and 15 losses.
  • This season, the New Jersey Devils have hit 32 overs and 22 unders.

Washington Capitals Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Washington Capitals have 13 wins and 14 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Washington Capitals have 12 wins and 26 losses.
  • This season, the Washington Capitals have hit 23 overs and 30 unders.

New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals Predictions

The Devils, coming off a win in the Stadium Series game, are looking to carry that momentum into the Capital One Arena. With Jesper Bratt leading the team in points and Tyler Toffoli topping the goal-scoring charts, New Jersey’s offense has been potent. However, their recent games have been a mixed bag, and they’ll need to find consistency against a Capitals team that has been equally unpredictable this season.

Washington, on the other hand, has had its ups and downs but remains a threat, especially with the likes of Alex Ovechkin on the ice. Ovechkin’s scoring prowess, combined with John Carlson’s playmaking abilities, could pose a significant challenge for the Devils’ defense. The Capitals will be looking to improve their home record and climb up the Eastern Conference standings, where every point is becoming increasingly valuable as the playoffs approach.

This game is not just about the star players; it’s also a battle of strategies and depth. Both teams have shown they can score, but their defensive rankings will be put to the test. The Devils’ recent defensive performances suggest they might have the edge, but the Capitals’ experience and resilience should not be underestimated. It will be interesting to see how the matchups unfold, particularly how each team’s top lines and defensive pairings handle the pressure of this high-stakes game.

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New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals Pick

The New Jersey Devils have demonstrated a strong offensive presence throughout the season, and with Jesper Bratt leading the team in points, they have the firepower to challenge the Capitals’ defense. Despite the Capitals’ home-ice advantage, the Devils have shown they can perform on the road, with a solid away record that includes a recent victory in the Stadium Series game. The Devils’ ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities and their effective penalty kill, as seen in their most recent game against the Capitals, give them an edge in this matchup.

Historically, the visiting team has had the upper hand in the recent head-to-head encounters between these two teams, and the Devils will look to continue this trend. With the Capitals’ inconsistent performance at home this season and the Devils’ recent momentum, the odds favor a New Jersey victory. The Devils’ recent defensive improvements and the Capitals’ less dominant defense compared to previous seasons further support the choice of a New Jersey Devils moneyline bet for this game.

The Pick: New Jersey Devils -156 (FanDuel)

New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals Player Props

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

New Jersey Devils

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Nico Hischier Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -135 +105 3.3 3.18
Jack Hughes Shots On Goal 3.5 7/10 -150 +120 4.5 4.40
Jesper Bratt Points 0.5 8/10 -215 +165 1.1 1.07
Nico Hischier Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 1.3 1.32

Washington Capitals

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Alex Ovechkin Points 0.5 8/10 -210 +160 1.0 0.97