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Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils Predictions, Picks & Betting Odds 12/20/19

Recently updated on December 19th, 2019

In a clash between first and last, Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils dominates the NHL picks for Friday night games in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are looking to bounce back from the defeat to Blue Jackets after their attack was unable to break goaltender Joonas Korpisalo’s wall. It wasn’t a bad display from the Capitals, making 30 goal attempts which were all saved by the agile goalie. The loss left the Capitals with a record of 24-6-5, which helped maintain their place at the apex of the division.

Despite sitting at the bottom of the standings, New Jersey has won their last two NHL games and will hope to make it three on the trot. The Devils saw off a stern test from the Coyotes only to display an equally brilliant performance against the Ducks on Wednesday night. They will hope to replicate that same form at Prudential Center when they host the Capitals in their last home game before the holiday break.

Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils Predictions

The Washington Capitals have been on rampage this season, scoring an average of 3.49 goals per game. They have been equally resolute in defense, conceding only 2.80 goals per game. John Carlson, who is the Capital’s leader in assists for the year has been in deadly form and is the player to watch. He has recorded 45 points and 33 assists this season, however, it is star man Alex Ovechkin who has scored the most goals in the team with 21.

The New Jersey Devils boast a record of 11-17-5 this season, which is only enough for 8th place in the Metropolitan Division. They will look to Kyle Palmieri who has rediscovered his scoring touch after scoring in two successive games. He has 13 goals and 21 points this season and will share the load for goal scoring with Nico Hischier who scored three goals in his last five games.

Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils Odds

All the stats point to the Capitals winning this game, although it won’t come easy. They will be tested by a Devils team that is full of confidence after proving that they can scrape a win on both home court and away. Our expert tipsters also predict a low scoring game, with both teams wary of ending the year on a sour note. Check out how the odds stack out at the different sportsbooks that we recommend.


Teams BetOnline Sports Betting MyBookie Bovada Intertops
Capitals -183 – 183 –190 -191
Devils +165 +165 +160 +162

Puck Line

Teams BetOnline Sports Betting MyBookie Bovada Intertops
Capitals -203 -203 –188
Devils +175 +175 +166


  • Game: Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils
  • Date & Time: Friday December 20, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Location: Prudential Center Newark, NJ

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