New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 3/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+165) Capitals (-190)
Scott Wedgewood and the New Jersey Devils (12-14-4) head to Capital One Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Washington Capitals (20-7-4). The Capitals open this matchup at -190 while the Devils are coming in at +165. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Devils came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 win over the Flyers their last time out. The Corsi for the Devils was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 57.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.3 for this one. New Jersey earned 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Devils had a solid offensive outing in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against was 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.8%. They amassed 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 30 opportunities to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 32 shots they put on goal.
New Jersey Devils opponents have 89 power play opportunities (26th in pro hockey) and have racked up 26 goals in those chances. The Devils have had 950 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. New Jersey has tried 893 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.4%. When playing at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 64 goals while notching 63 of their own. New Jersey has tallied 86 power play opportunities and they have added 12 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 13.95%. For the current campaign, they have scored 28 points and their points % is .467. In reference to scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have notched 75 goals (28th in hockey) on the season and have surrendered 90.
The man in net for this game is Scott Wedgewood. Wedgewood has been in goal for 34 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 10-14-8 and he started in 31 games. Opponents have been able to score 94 goals against Wedgewood in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.91. Wedgewood has seen 1,019 shot attempts against him and has amassed 925 total saves. His save percentage currently is .908 for his 1,941 minutes guarding the cage. For his career, Wedgewood has recorded 14 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .452.
Their last time out, Washington opposed the Rangers in a game where the Capitals ended up taking the loss by a mark of 3-1. Their PDO was 90 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 44.3%. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 58.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 36 and the Rangers having a 26 Fenwick at even strength. The Capitals scored 1 goal of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. Washington wrapped up this game with a 64.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Washington played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
On the season, the Washington Capitals have tallied 104 goals, 44 points, in addition to a points percentage of .710. They have granted a total of 90 goals to be scored by way of 72 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Capitals have scored 84 goals at even strength and 20 goals (15th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 78 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.64%. Washington has tried 867 shots (28th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.00%, while allowing their opponents 911 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.05% on their oppositions 95 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.1%.
Across the rink you will find Ilya Samsonov between the pipes. He has accounted for 837 saves out of the 918 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .912. Samsonov has accumulated a career record of 22-7-3 and has participated in 35 games. He has started in 30 games and has been on the ice for 1,919 minutes. Samsonov's quality start rate is 56.7% and he has accumulated 17 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.53 goals/game and he has allowed 81 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+165)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.