Chicago Blackhawks (7-13-4) vs. New Jersey Devils (20-4-1)
December 6, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -375 / Chicago Blackhawks +290; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. The Chicago Blackhawks have lost 9 of their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils have won 17 of their last 19 games.
The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Domi leads Chicago with 9 goals, Patrick Kane has 16 assists and Philipp Kurashev has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 34 goals on 293 shots faced, and Arvid Soderblom has allowed 32 goals on 342 shots.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 13 goals, Jesper Bratt has 18 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 33 goals on 401 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 17 goals on 142 shots.
The Blackhawks are 18-38 in their last 56 road games and 20-48 in their last 68 overall. The Devils are 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. The over is 7-2 in Blackhawks last 9 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Devils last 11 overall. The Blackhawks are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in New Jersey. The favorite is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
These are two teams going in completely different directions, as the Chicago Blackhawks can’t get stops defensively and have lost 7 of their last 9 tries. The New Jersey Devils look terrific at both ends of the ice and have lost just 3 games since October 18. I’ve said many times this year, I’ll keep backing the Devils until the tickets stop cashing. Give me the Devils and the PL for max betting value.