Minnesota Wild (7-6-0) at New Jersey Devils (6-7-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 11, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under:
The Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils play Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Minnesota Wild have lost three straight games and are in the middle of the Central Division. While defense has been a strength of the Wild all season, they’ve allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games. The Wild are allowing 2.2 goals per game on the season and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing three or more goals. The Wild have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 20 goals on 237 shots and Niklas Backstrom has given up eight goals on 61 shots faced. Offensively, Jason Zucker leads Minnesota with five goals, Thomas Vanek has eight assists and Jason Pominville has 47 shots on goal. The Minnesota Wild have scored just two power play goals all season.
The New Jersey Devils have lost four straight games as their defense continues to have issues as well. The Devils are allowing 3.1 goals per game on the season and have given up 12 goals in their last three games. Overall, the New Jersey Devils have lost eight straight games when allowing three or more goals. Keith Kinkaid has allowed one goal on 11 shots, Scott Clemmensen has allowed four goals on 17 shots and Cory Schneider has given up 42 goals on 427 shots faced. The Devils have allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Offensively, Mike Cammalleri has five goals, Jaromir Jagr has seven assists and Damon Severson has 39 shots on goal. The Devils haven’t scored a power play goal in four straight games.
The Wild are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Metropolitan and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Devils are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-25 in their last 34 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 1-5-1 in the last 7 meetings in New Jersey, whiel the home team is 8-3-2 in the last 13 meetings.
With both teams on a losing streak, you can't help but take the better team in this spot, which is obviously the Minnesota Wild. Getting the Devils on a back-to-back makes Minnesota the pick even more.