Winnipeg Jets vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (10-6-5) at Winnipeg Jets (10-12-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Jersey Devils and Winnipeg Jets square off Tuesday night in a NHL contest at the MTS Centre.
The New Jersey Devils could use a feel good road victory after losing five of their last six games. The Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Cammalleri leads New Jersey with seven goals, Travis Zajac has 10 assists and Taylor Hall has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 41 goals on 481 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 12 goals on 179 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in six straight games.
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The Winnipeg Jets could also use a bounce back victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 12 goals, Patrik Laine has six assists and Blake Wheeler has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 41 goals on 480 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 26 goals on 249 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have lost seven straight games when allowing more than two goals.
The Devils are 8-20 in their last 28 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 4-22 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 8-0 in the last 8 meetings overall.
In a game between two slumping teams, I usually give the advantage to the team that's playing at home. The Jets have won four straight on their home ice and the Devils struggles on the road dating back to last season are still there. The Winnipeg Jets should be able to win this game to kind of stop the bleeding.