Devils vs. Wild - 3/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (32-27-11) at New Jersey Devils (33-30-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, MSG
The Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils meet Thursday night at the Prudential Center.
The Minnesota Wild look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Charlie Coyle leads Minnesota with 21 goals, Zach Parise has 22 assists and Thomas Vanek has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 126 goals on 1,527 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 37 goals on 471 shots. Dubnyk has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils could use a win after losing 10 of their last 17 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 25 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Michael Cammalleri has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 117 goals on 1,525 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 44 goals on 453 shots. Schneider has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-8 in their last 8 vs. Metropolitan. The Devils are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Wild are 1-6-1 in the last 8 meetings in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Devils aren't exactly the most consistent team, but they have been beating up on the Western Confernece as of late and have roughed up the Wild when playing in New Jersey. Have to give the edge to the home team here.