Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 10/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-128) Devils (+116)
Prudential Center is the venue where Jonathan Bernier and the New Jersey Devils (2-0-0) will take on the Washington Capitals (2-0-1) on Thursday. The Capitals open this contest at -128 while the Devils are priced at +116. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Capitals were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win against the Avalanche in their previous contest. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 51.1% and their PDO rating was 112.1 in this game. They had 27 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 45 and the Fenwick against finished at 24, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 65.2%. The Corsi for the Capitals sat at 56 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 34 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 62.2%. Washington tallied 8 penalty minutes for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Capitals had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 6 of the 40 shots they launched.
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The Capitals have had 75 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .920. While at even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 4 goals while getting 9 when they are on offense. Washington Capitals opponents have tallied 10 power play tries (12th in hockey) and have come away with 2 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have scored 5 points and their points percentage comes in at .833. Washington has taken 100 shots and has a shooting percentage of 12.0%. In the matter of their scoring, the Washington Capitals have notched 12 goals (6th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 6. Washington has 13 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 23.08%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Vitek Vanecek. For his professional hockey career, Vanecek has 20 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .526. His save percentage currently sits at .909 during his 2,240 minutes guarding the cage. Vanecek has had 1,079 shots against him and has recorded 981 saves. Opponents have notched 98 goals against Vanecek in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.62. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 22-10-5 and he has gotten the start in 38 games. Vanecek has been involved in 39 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, New Jersey faced the Kraken in a matchup where the Devils got the win by a mark of 4-2. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Devils scored 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 110 and they earned an oZS percentage of 46.2%. New Jersey earned a 50.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.6% by amassing a Fenwick of 37 and the Kraken earning a 32 Fenwick at even strength.
Over the course of the season, the New Jersey Devils have earned 8 goals, 4 points, in addition to a points percentage of 1.000. They have permitted 5 goals to be scored by way of 2 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Devils have 8 goals at even strength. They have recorded 5 opportunities on the power play. New Jersey has taken 62 shots (27th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 12.90%, while allowing the other team 56 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 70.00% on their opponents 10 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Jonathan Bernier between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 2.77 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,002 goals altogether. Bernier's quality start percentage is 52.9% and he has qualified for 189 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 357 games and has been on the ice for 21,714 minutes. Bernier holds a lifetime record of 163-159-39 and has been in net for 396 games. He is sitting with 10,453 saves out of 11,455 shots tried, giving him a save % of .913.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (+116) and under 6.5 goals
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