New Jersey Devils vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 12/3/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (14-11-4) at New Jersey Devils (9-13-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Vegas Golden Knights --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with 11 goals, Max Pacioretty has 16 assists and William Karlsson has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 49 goals on 605 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 23 goals on 232 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with nine goals, Taylor Hall has 17 assists and Blake Coleman has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 26 goals on 176 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 51 goals on 508 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last eight games.
The New Jersey Devils seem to be a complete mess right now, especially on the defensive end, and I'm sure none of those issues go away when playing on the end of a back-to-back. The Vegas Golden Knights aren't stringing together wins these days, but their defensive effort has improved over the last two weeks and they've had some success on the road this season. I'll side with the Vegas Golden Knights given the rest advantage and the fact I don't like the vibes I'm getting from the Devils right now.