Devils vs. Hurricanes - 12/23/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (9-20-4) at New Jersey Devils (12-17-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -153 / Carolina Hurricanes +138 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, MSG+
The Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils clash Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes have lost eight of their last nine games and play their fifth road game of the month. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have two power play goals in their last 10 games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jiri Tlusty leads Carolina with 10 goals, Justin Faulk has 14 assists and Jeff Skinner has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Cam Ward has allowed 56 goals on 629 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 29 goals on 291 shots.
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The New Jersey Devils have lost six of their last seven games and end a four-game homestand. The Devils are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored three goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have four power play goals in their last six games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 11 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 15 assists and Michael Ryder has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are 8-8 on power play kills in their last two games. Keith Kinkaid has seven goals on 114 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up 76 goals on 893 shots.
The Hurricanes are 18-37 in their last 55 road games and 7-21 in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 9-23 in their last 32 overall. The Hurricanes are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in New Jersey and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
Two teams that are on massive losing streaks and have been playing brutal hockey over the last month or so? Give me the team that's paying the plus money.