Free NHL Picks Today: Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 4/13/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 4/13/23
Thu 13th April 2023

New Jersey is coming off a high-scoring 6-2 win over the Sabres on Tuesday. The Devils committed only two penalties in the game, holding Buffalo without a power play goal.

Tomas Tatar led the Devils with two goals. Vitek Vanecek saved an impressive 36 of 38 shots (.947%) in the win. Washington fell 5-2 to the Bruins on Tuesday. Nick Jensen and Tom Wilson both scored once for the Capitals. Charlie Lindgren started in the loss and saved 33 of 36 shots.


The Devils have won two of the three games between the teams this season, including a 3-2 (SO) victory in their most recent meeting in March.

Dawson Mercer led New Jersey with two points (1G 1A). Trevor van Riemsdyk scored Washington’s only goal. Akira Schmid got the win, saving 20 of 22 shots (.909%).


New Jersey is averaging 3.51 goals per game for the season, fifth in the NHL, and they are taking on a Capitals team that is allowing 3.16 goals a game (18th).

Meanwhile, Washington has found the net 3.07 times a game on average, 20th in the league, and the Devils are allowing opponents to score 2.69 goals per game (7th).

New Jersey averages more shots a game (34.4) than most teams in the league, ranking fourth. Washington’s average of 31.1 attempts ranks 17th.

The Capitals’ 21.31% power play percentage ranks 14th in the league, while the Devils are 17th with a conversion rate of 21.17%. In terms of defending power plays, New Jersey has the league’s seventh-ranked PK% at 82.53%, while Washington is 11th at 82.14%.


With 97 points this season, Jack Hughes is the top skater for the Devils. He is among the league leaders with 43 goals (8th) and has added 54 assists. In the net, Vanecek (33-11-4) is New Jersey’s top goaltender. He has a 2.45 GAA and a .911% save percentage.

Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in scoring with 74 points. He has 42 goals (9th) and 32 assists in 72 games. Darcy Kuemper (22-26-6) has the best goals against average for Washington at 2.83. He has a save percentage of .909%.


New Jersey is 27-9-4 on the road this season. Washington is 18-16-6 at home this season.

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NJ Devils (-185)

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