New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 12/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (15-16-5) at New Jersey Devils (17-14-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -140 / Carolina Hurricanes +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, MSG+
The Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Justin Faulk leads Carolina with 14 goals, Eric Staal has 15 assists and Jeff Skinner has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 61 goals on 618 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 36 goals on 318 shots. Ward has allowed four goals in his last three games. Elias Lindholm is questionable.
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The New Jersey Devils need a nice win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 15 goals, Mike Cammalleri has 21 assists and Adam Henrique has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 65 goals on 852 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 16 goals on 162 shots. Schneider has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Tuomo Ruutu and Patrik Elias are questionable.
The Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and 7-20 in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest. The Devils are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The Hurricanes are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in New Jersey.
The Devils are in a slump and have even struggled on their home ice. The Hurricanes have found nice success as of late and have taken advantage of teams with losing records. I'll take Carolina and the plus money here.