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Nashville Predators vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 2-13-24 Picks

New Jersey Devils (26-21-4) vs. Nashville Predators (27-23-2)
February 13, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Nashville Predators -128 / New Jersey Devils +106; Over/Under: +6.5
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The New Jersey Devils will play the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. New Jersey has lost two of their last three games, while Nashville has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Devils vs Predators prediction.

Devils Preview

The New Jersey Devils are 26-21-4 this year after they defeated Seattle by a score of 3-1 in their last game. New Jersey scored the first three goals in this game, but allowed one goal in the third to ruin the shutout. The Devils out shot Seattle by a total of 37-28 and went 1-5 on the power play in the game. New Jersey lost to Carolina by a score of 1-0 and Calgary by a score of 5-3 in the two games prior to Seattle. The Devils are scoring 3.38 goals per game and they are allowing 3.52 goals against per game, while going 24.2% on the power play and 79.5% on the penalty kill. Jesper Bratt has led New Jersey with 20 goals, 35 assists, and 157 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New Jersey is Vitek Vanecek, who is 17-9-3 this year with a 3.18 goals against average and a .890 save percentage. 

Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are 27-23-2 this year after they defeated Arizona in overtime by a score of 5-4 in their last game. Nashville trailed 4-2 in the third period, but they were able to tie the game and win in overtime. The Predators out shot Arizona by a total of 37-31 and went 2-6 on the power play in the game. Nashville had lost their previous three games against the Kings, Senators, and Oilers. The Predators are scoring 3.00 goals per game and they are allowing 3.15 goals against per game, while going 19.1% on the power play and 75.9% on the penalty kill. Filip Forsberg has led Nashville with 25 goals, 28 assists, and 211 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Nashville is Juuse Saros, who is 20-19-2 this season with a 2.97 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. 

Nashville Predators Team Facts

  • The Predators have lost each of their last six games as home favorites following a home win.
  • The Predators have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 12 games as home favorites following a home win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Predators’ last seven games as home favorites against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Predators have lost the second period in each of their last four games as home favorites following a home win.

New Jersey Devils Team Facts

  • The Devils have lost each of their last nine games as underdogs following a win.
  • The Devils have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Devils have lost the second period in each of their last six games as underdogs following a win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Devils’ last nine games following a home win.

Devils vs Predators Betting Prediction

New Jersey comes into this matchup really struggling over the last couple of weeks, where they have lost nine of their last 14 games, but they did get a win last night against Seattle. Nashville has lost three of their last four games, but they are 14-13-0 at home. The Predators have had a few issues with scoring consistently this season, but they will face a bad New Jersey defense in this game. The Devils continue to deal with injuries and I don’t like their chances on a back to back. Take Nashville here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Predators ML

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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