New Jersey Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Red Wings (14-40-4) at New Jersey Devils (20-25-10)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -177 / Detroit Red Wings +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils meet Thursday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 18 goals, Dylan Larkin has 25 assists and Anthony Mantha has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 74.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 87 goals on 784 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 87 goals on 964 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads New Jersey with 21 goals, Nikita Gusev has 22 assists and P.K. Subban has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 39 goals on 330 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 104 goals on 1,162 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed five goals in their last three games.
The Red Wings are 18-49 in their last 67 vs. Eastern Conference, 13-40 in their last 53 road games and 11-43 in their last 54 overall. The Devils are 18-43 in their last 61 Thursday games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Red Wings last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in Devils last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in New Jersey and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
It's hard to find spots to back the Detroit Red Wings, as they continue to lose at an unreal clip and are head & shoulders the least profitable team in the sport. However, the New Jersey Devils aren't lighting the world on fire in their own right and home ice hasn't helped them a whole lot. Also, the Red Wings have won four of the last five meetings against the Devils. There's probably much better options on a stacked Thursday NHL card, but I'd take a shot in the dark with big plus money and the Red Wings if forced to pick.