Betting on the Washington at New Jersey NHL Spread

Written by on March 24, 2016

There are a number of teams in the NHL that are considered elite, and a few that are doomed to be in the cellar every year. In between those two groups are a bunch of teams who are all scrabbling for a playoff spot. Once you get into the postseason, you just never know what will happen, but it’s the actual getting there that is so tough for many. The New Jersey Devils are going to come close this year, probably closer than most believed, but it ultimately looks as though they are going to come up just a little short. They only have 9 games left to make up a 6-point deficit, and with their next game coming against the Washington Capitals, you can begin to see how mammoth that task actually is. The Caps are now in the process of putting the icing on the cake of what has been a magnificent regular season. Are they the team to beat in the playoffs this year? You can bet on this game by visiting the NHL betting page at MyBookie.ag.

Betting on the Washington at New Jersey NHL Spread and Game Info

When: Friday, March 25 at 7 PM EST Where: Prudential Center, New Jersey TV: CSNB and MSG Radio: Washington / New Jersey Live Stream: NHL.tv NHL Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Washington Capitals

With just 10 games left to play in the regular season and the division title all locked up, the Capitals (52-15-5) now have to be wondering whether or not it’s time to start giving some guys a night off, or at least limit their playing time. This is always a tough decision for a coach, as it’s tough to say whether it’s better to rest guys for the playoffs or keep the momentum going. The Caps certainly have momentum on their side, coming into this one after going 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, which includes 3 wins in their last 4 games. Their 24-9-3 record on the road is, like most of their stats this season, pretty damn impressive. Washington are averaging 3.2 GPG, and are giving up 2.3 GPG.

Why Bet on the New Jersey Devils

With a new coach and GM at the helm coming into this season, it was always going to be difficult to know what to expect from the Devils (35-31-7) this year. It has to be said that their first year under new management has been a success, despite the fact that they are likely going to miss out on postseason play. As mentioned earlier, the Devils are 6 games back of the final Wild Card spot, but with the red hot Penguins on Thursday night, and the best team in the league on Friday, the schedule maker has not been kind to New Jersey. The Devils are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games, and are currently 2 games over .500 on home ice. They are averaging 2.2 GPG, and are giving up 2.5 GPG.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

Like every other team in the NHL this season, the Devils have had very little joy against the Capitals. They have in fact lost all 3 meetings so far this year, and I think the Caps will deliver the regular season sweep on Friday night. Washington Capitals 4 New Jersey Devils 2