Wild vs. Devils - 1/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (20-17-5) at Minnesota Wild (22-11-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -150 / New Jersey Devils +136 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The New Jersey Devils and Minnesota Wild square off Sunday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The New Jersey Devils need a big road win after losing six of their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 17 goals, Mike Cammalleri has 21 assists and Adam Henrique has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 74 goals on 996 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 18 goals on 190 shots. Schneider has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Minnesota Wild are looking for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 15 goals, Mikko Koivu has 22 assists and Thomas Vanek has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 75 goals on 935 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 17 goals on 230 shots. Dubnyk has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wild are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 35-17 in their last 52 vs. a team with a losing record. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Devils continue their slump and haven't done well recently on limited rest. Meanwhile, the Wild have feasted on teams with losing records and have a nice advantage at home. Give me the Wild for the reasonable price.