Planning on watching today's Devils and Capitals game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Capitals hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on TNT. The Devils are favored in this Metropolitan division showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 6.5 goals.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Capitals winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Capitals on the moneyline (+136)
  • The Capitals are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can New Jersey Lock in a Road Win?

In their 35 games, the Devils have a 19-14-2 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 8-8-2 record, and their record on the road is 11-6-0. In the Eastern Metropolitan division, they are currently 6th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 10th.

Regarding the puck line, New Jersey comes in with a 9-26 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 8-9, while their home record is 1-17. This season, New Jersey's games are averaging 7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.5. The Devils currently have an over/under record of 22-12-1.

The Devils are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. New Jersey's offense is currently ranked 6th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 26th in the league.

New Jersey's current leading scorer is Tyler Toffoli. This season, he has 15 goals, which puts him 33rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 12 assists so far.

Washington defense takes on the Devils ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Washington. They alsso are 20th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Vitek Vanecek has started 21 games this season. His current record stands at 13-7, and his save percentage is 0.7549019607843137%.

Will the Capitals Win at Home?

So far this season, the Capitals have an overall record of 18-11-6. On the road, Washington is 9-7-2 and 9-4-4 at home. They are currently positioned 5th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 8th in the Eastern conference.

Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Washington has a 15-20 record. On the road they are 8-10 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is7-10. For the season, Washington's games have finished with an average of 5.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Capitals have an over/under record of 12-22-1.

When looking at their past three home matchups, Washington has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.3 goals per contest placing 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 30th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Capitals offense is 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 29th in the NHL.

Washington's current leading scorer is Dylan Strome. This season, he has 13 goals, which puts him 60th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 9 assists so far.

Defensively, the Capitals come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31 shots per game against Washington. For the season, they are ranked 20th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Hunter Shepard has started three games this season. His current record stands at 2-0, and his save percentage is 0.28431372549019607%.