Planning on watching today’s Devils and Capitals game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Capitals hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Devils are favored by -1.5 in this Metropolitan divisional contest against the Capitals. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.


  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Capitals to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Capitals on the moneyline (+140)
  • The Capitals are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Devils Defense Show Up in Washington?

Heading into the game, the Devils sit in 9th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 28-22-4. On the road, New Jersey has gone 15-9-2 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 5-5 and have gone 3-2 in their last five games. For the season, New Jersey has been favored in 38 of their 54 games and have gone 23-13-2 in those games.

On the road this year, the Devils have gone 15-11 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far, they have gone 20-34 vs. the puck line for the season.

Overall, New Jersey has 16 wins by multiple goals and has gone 12-26 vs. the puck line when favored. In their last ten road games, the team has gone 7-3 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring New Jersey is 6.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Devils come in with an over/under record of 31-22-1.

New Jersey has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

Offensively, the Devils come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 12th position in the league. New Jersey’s offense comes into the game ranked 12th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

New Jersey will be looking for a good game from Tyler Toffoli who leads the team in scoring with 24 goals, ranking 26th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Toffoli has 13 assists this season.

Defensively, the Capitals come into the season ranked 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Washington. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Nico Daws comes into the game having made 12 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.42%.

Will the Washington Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, the Capitals have gone 13-9-5 and are 12-19-6 as the underdog. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is in 11th place with a record of 24-21-8. Over their last ten games, the Capitals have gone just 2-8.

Over the course of the season, Washington has been the underdog in 37 of their 53 games. In the Metropolitan Division, the Capitals are in 6th place with an 11-8 record. Against other Eastern Conference teams, Washington has gone 14-15.

Washington enters the game with an overall puck line record of 23-30 and a puck line mark of 19-18 as the underdog. Their average scoring margin this season is -.7 goals per game.

So far, the Capitals have 14 one-goal wins compared to 10 victories by multiple goals. In their last 10 games at home, Washington has gone just 5-5 against the puck line and 12-15 overall at home.

For the season, Washington’s games have finished with an average of 5.6 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6. Overall, the Capitals have an over/under record of 22-29-2.

When looking at their past three road matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Capitals have an average of 2.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. This season, the Capitals are 9-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-15 record.

Washington’s leading scorer is Dylan Strome. So far, he has 20 goals which is 48th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Strome has 16 assists this season.

The Capitals defense is currently 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Washington. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. New Jersey, goalie Charlie Lindgren has started 23 games in this season. His current record is 10-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.665%.