Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (24-27-10) at Detroit Red Wings (15-45-4)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +112 / New Jersey Devils -124 --- Over/Under: 5.5

TV: FSDT, MSG+

The New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The New Jersey Devils look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 22 goals, Nikita Gusev has 27 assists and P.K. Subban has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 47 goals on 399 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 111 goals on 1,315 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed one or less goals in four of their last nine games.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 18 goals, Dylan Larkin has 28 assists and Anthony Mantha has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 91 goals on 800 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 105 goals on 1,141 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 16 games.

The Devils are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings in Detroit. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now and a defense that's been very poor all year has been rather impressive during this stretch. The Detroit Red Wings continue to lose games at an unreal clip, and they're by far the worst team to back this season in terms of money lost. If you've been backing the Red Wings all season long, you're probably filing for bankruptcy. I'll gladly take the New Jersey Devils and the cheap price in this contest. 

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Randy’s Pick New Jersey Devils -124

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.