Winnipeg Jets at New Jersey Devils - 3/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (21-31-5) vs Winnipeg Jets (25-22-10)
Game Info: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +110 / Winnipeg Jets -143 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Jersey Devils host the Winnipeg Jets in Thursday NHL Action.
The Winnipeg Jets come into this road contest with an overall record of 25-22-10. Through 57 games, the Jets are 6th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 174 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Winnipeg is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.05 goals per game. So far, the Jets have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 19th ranked team in the NHL. The New Jersey Devils get set to host the Winnipeg Jets with an overall record of 21-31-5. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division.
Through 57 games, the Devils have scored 176 goals, giving them an average of 3.07. This output gives them a rank of 14th among NHL teams. On defense, New Jersey is the 27th ranked unit, giving up 3.53 goals per contest. So far, the Devils have played the 8th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New Jersey's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 24th in the NHL.
Through 57 games, the Winnipeg Jets goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 64 points. He has reached his mark of 34 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.6%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 28 assists to go along with his 21 goals. However, when on the ice the Jets are -19 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.97 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 52 games, the New Jersey Devils' goal and overall scoring leader is Jesper Bratt, with 54 points. He has reached his mark of 19 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.5%. So far, 16.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jack Hughes, who has 26 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice, the Devils are -10.0 in scoring differential. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game. In his 23 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 37 percent of the time.
In Winnipeg's 57 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 31-25-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing on the road, going just 14-15. On the season, 58.0% of Winnipeg's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 51.0% of the scoring coming from the Jets. In New Jersey's 57 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-22-2. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 15-13-1. On the season, 63.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. With a line set at 6.5 goals, I see this game finishing below that line, as neither team has offenses that can fully take advantage of each other's struggling defenses.
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