New Jersey Devils vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/1/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (14-8-2) at New Jersey Devils (9-11-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +105 / Winnipeg Jets -125 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: MS+2, CiTV
The Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 29.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 21 goals, Blake Wheeler has 28 assists and Mark Scheifele has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 56 goals on 581 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 12 goals on 191 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed four or more goals in each of their last five games.
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The New Jersey Devils could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 12 goals, Taylor Hall has 17 assists and Travis Zajac has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 20 goals on 146 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 50 goals on 570 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed four or more goals in each of their last four games.
The Jets are 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games, 19-8 in their last 27 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Metropolitan. The Devils are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Jets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Jersey and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-0-1 in Jets last 6 overall. The over is 4-0 in Devils last 4 overall.
The one constant between the Jets and the Devils the last couple of weeks is that they're giving up goals left and right and the over has dominated for both sides. As if that didn't make the over worth a look in this game, three of the last four meetings between the Jets and Devils have produced seven goals, including the meeting three weeks ago. I expect some more offense. Give me the over six goals.