Vegas Golden Knights (29-17-2) vs. New Jersey Devils (30-12-4)
January 24, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -156 / Vegas Golden Knights +126; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Vegas Golden Knights and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 4.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 18 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 31 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 88 goals on 995 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 41 goals on 443 shots.
The New Jersey Devils Betting Preview
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 30 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 29 assists and Nico Hischier has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 63 goals on 748 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 34 goals on 327 shots.
The Golden Knights are 16-6 in their last 22 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Devils are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-0 in Golden Knights last 5 road games. The over is 7-1 in Devils last 8 overall. The Golden Knights are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New Jersey Devils are getting the benefit of the doubt because they’re at home, but the bottom line is that hasn’t helped them all that much lately. The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a rough week, but they’ve been road warriors all season long. While the line may be accurate in terms of overall play this season, the plus money with Vegas on the road is hard to pass up.