Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils - 12/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (16-13-5) at Detroit Red Wings (17-9-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -155 / New Jersey Devils +140 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSDE+
The New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings square off Tuesday at the Joe Louis Arena.
The New Jersey Devils need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 13 goals, Mike Cammalleri has 20 assists and Adam Henrique has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 59 goals on 799 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 16 goals on 162 shots. Schneider has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring 17.1 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 12 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 20 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 43 goals on 572 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 35 goals on 446 shots. Mrazek has allowed six goals in his last three games. Jonathan Ericsson is doubtful with an upper-body injury.
The Devils are 18-38 in their last 56 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Devils are 1-12 in the last 13 meetings in Detroit and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
New Jersey never wins in Detroit and has had trouble winning overall recently. The Red Wings are easily the better team here and the chalk isn't too insane. Have to side with Detroit at home.