Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 2/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-150) Devils (+125)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (7-6-2) play the Washington Capitals (10-5-4) at Prudential Center on Sunday. The Capitals open this contest at -150 while the Devils are coming in at +125. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Capitals went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-2 victory over the Penguins in their previous game. The Capitals had a good offensive output in this win. For the game, they scored on 5 of the 35 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and netted 1 goal. Washington accounted for 6 mins in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Capitals came in at 57 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 60.6%. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick against was 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.7%. They recorded 27 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 66.7% and their PDO was 108.6 in this one.
Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have earned 64 goals (6th in the league) on the season and have surrendered 63. For the season, they sit with 24 points and their points percentage comes in at .632. Washington has accumulated 50 power play chances and they have notched 16 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 32.00%. At even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 50 goals while having 48 of their own. Washington has attempted 559 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.5%. The Capitals have had 586 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .892. Washington Capitals opponents have earned 64 power play tries (12th in hockey) and have earned 13 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Vitek Vanecek. Over the course of his pro career, Vanecek has accrued 8 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500. His save percentage sits at .909 in his 945 mins on the ice. Vanecek has had 493 shots against him and has garnered 448 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 45 goals against Vanecek in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.86. He has earned a record of 8-4-3 and he has gotten the start in 16 games. Vanecek has participated in 16 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last game, New Jersey went up against the Sabres in a matchup where the Devils ended up with the victory by a final of 4-3. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 out of those chances. The Devils tallied 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 105 and their oZS percentage was 37.5%. New Jersey earned a 60.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 58.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Sabres having racked up a 31 Fenwick at even strength.
New Jersey has tried 465 shots (29th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.82%, while allowing their opponents 495 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 58.33% on their oppositions 48 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.5%. They have a total of 44 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.91%. The Devils have accumulated 34 goals at even strength and 7 goals (28th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 42 goals to be scored by way of 22 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the New Jersey Devils are sitting with 41 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .533.
For the opposition you are going to see Mackenzie Blackwood defending the net. His opponents are averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has surrendered 198 goals altogether. Blackwood's quality start rate comes out to 58.3% and he has 42 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 72 games and has racked up 4,436 minutes. Blackwood has accumulated a career mark of 37-26-9 and has participated in 78 games. He has recorded 2,201 stops out of the 2,399 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .917.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (+125) and under 6.5 goals
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