New Jersey Devils vs. Colorado Avalanche - 12/1/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (9-14-1) at New Jersey Devils (12-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Colorado Avalanche --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils square off Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Colorado Avalanche could use a strong road victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 12 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 14 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Reto Berra has allowed 24 goals on 313 shots faced and Semyon Varlamov has given up 38 goals on 345 shots. Berra has allowed nine goals in his last three games. John Mitchell is questionable with an oblique injury.
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The New Jersey Devils look for a sweet victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power plays. Adam Henrique leads New Jersey with 11 goals, Lee Stempniak has 13 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 39 goals on 540 shots and Keith Kinkaid has given up 12 goals on 101 shots. Schneider has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 17-54 in their last 71 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 1-8 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 22-46 in their last 68 vs. Western Conference. The Avalanche are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Devils have had some rest and are catching the Avalanche on the end of a back-to-back. This is New Jersey's chance to snap its losing streak to Colorado. I like the rested home team here.