New Jersey Devils (9-7-4) vs. Winnipeg Jets (10-8-4)
December 3, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -178 / New Jersey Devils +146; Over/Under: 6
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The New Jersey Devils and Winnipeg Jets meet Friday in NHL action at the Canada Life Centre. The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Winnipeg Jets need a win after losing six of their last seven games.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Andreas Johnsson leads New Jersey with 9 goals, Jesper Bratt has 12 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 20 goals on 232 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 24 goals on 285 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 14 goals, Andrew Copp has 11 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 68.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 43 goals on 523 shots faced, and Eric Comrie has allowed 14 goals on 161 shots.
The Devils are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-13 in their last 18 road games. The Jets are 5-16 in their last 21 vs. Metropolitan and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall. The under is 9-3-1 in Jets last 13 overall. The Devils are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Winnipeg and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets aren’t lighting the world on fire, but they have a clear rest advantage, and it’s the favorite that’s won 19 of the last 26 meetings between these clubs. The New Jersey Devils have struggled all week, and you shouldn’t expect things to change on the end of a back to back on the road. Give me the Jets and the PL for max betting value.