Vegas Golden Knights vs. New Jersey Devils - 3/3/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (26-27-12) at Vegas Golden Knights (36-23-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -250 / New Jersey Devils +222 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The New Jersey Devils and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The New Jersey Devils look for a win after winning eight of their last 13 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 23 goals, Nikita Gusev has 30 assists and P.K. Subban has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 38 goals on 288 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 113 goals on 1,353 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed one or less goals in six of their last 13 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 30 goals, Mark Stone has 42 assists and Reilly Smith has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 127 goals on 1,351 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 60 goals on 546 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 17 of their last 24 games.
The Devils are 25-53 in their last 78 road games, 23-49 in their last 72 games as a road underdog and 5-11 in their last 16 games as an underdog. The Golden Knights are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite, 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 8-1 in their last 9 overall. The under is 7-0 in Devils last 7 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Golden Knights last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
We've backed the New Jersey Devils a couple of times lately in the underdog role, but their road struggles that date back to last season is a real thing. The Vegas Golden Knights remain one of the hotter teams in the league and seem to be tapping into playoff form with the postseason right around the corner. At home, Vegas isn't a team I'm looking to step in front of, especially against a Devils squad that has issues outside of New Jersey. Give me the Golden Knights and the PL for added value.