New Jersey Devils (8-8-2) at Winnipeg Jets (9-7-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 18, 2014, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -129 / New Jersey Devils +117 --- Over/Under: 5
The New Jersey Devils visit the MTS Centre to take the ice with the Winnipeg Jets in Tuesday action.
The New Jersey Devils begin a road swing with their firt stop being the MTS Centre to face Winnipeg. The Devils are looking to rebound from a 3-2 home loss to visiting Colorado on Saturday after squandering a 2-1 third period lead. Martin Havlat and Eric Galinasscored for New Jersey with Cory Schneider absorbing the loss with 26 stops as the Devils have been in a bit of a funk with defeats in five of seven. The Avalanche received a first period tally from John Mitchell with Erik Johnson and Matt Duchene scoring in the third to make a winner Semyon Varlamov and his 23 stops as the Avs won back to back contests.
The Winnipeg Jets hope to open their home stand on Tuesday with a victory over New Jersey. The Jets are looking to shake off a disappointing 4-43 overtime defeat at Minnesota that went through some wild momentum swings. Minnesota took a 3-0 leead in the first with the Jets tying it with a three goal third before Marco Scandella ended the drama just over a minute in to the extra session. Zach Parise scored twice in his return from a concussion with Nino Niederreiter joining him in the scoring column. Niklas Backstrom was yanked after allowing all three Winnipeg goals with Darcy Kemper picking up the win with just three saves. Evander Kane, Michael Frolik and and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets. Ondrej Pavelec was yanked after giving up the three 1st period goals with Michael Hutchinson taking over in relief.
The Devils are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and the under is 4-1-1 in Devils last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record while the over is 4-1 in Devils last 5 road games. For Winnipeg the Jets are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and the under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 vs. a team with a losing record while the under is 6-1 in Jets last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. Head to head the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetingswhile the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg. The trends seem to favor Winnipeg and the Jets but once I see the goalies I'll make a final pick but I lean under...