Detroit Red Wings (31-40-10) vs. New Jersey Devils (27-45-9)
April 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -161 / Detroit Red Wings +140; Over/Under: +6
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The Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils meet Friday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The New Jersey Devils look to snap a five-game losing streak.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 31 goals, Moritz Seider has 43 assists and Lucas Raymond has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has given up 175 goals on 1,760 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has allowed 92 goals on 842 shots.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 26 goals, Jesper Bratt has 45 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Nico Daws has allowed 66 goals on 617 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 70 goals on 663 shots.
The New Jersey Devils should have the edge here at home, but the bottom line is neither of these teams have anything to play for, and they’re piling up the losses left and right. The Detroit Red Wings not only have the rest advantage, but they’ve outscored the Devils 8-2 in the last two meetings, which includes a 3-0 shutout victory last week. If forced to pick this game, I’d lean toward the Red Wings and the more favorable price with the plus money.