New Jersey Devils at Edmonton Oilers - 3/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New Jersey Devils at Edmonton Oilers - 3/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (34-23-4) vs New Jersey Devils (22-34-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 3:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -286 / New Jersey Devils +223 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the New Jersey Devils in Saturday NHL Action.

The New Jersey Devils come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-34-5. Through 61 games, the Devils are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 185 times, good for a rank of 16th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New Jersey is the 28th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.54 goals per game. So far, the Devils have a strength of schedule rating of 4th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the New Jersey Devils with an overall record of 34-23-4. This mark places them 3rd in the Pacific division. Through 61 games, the Oilers have scored 206 goals, giving them an average of 3.33. This output gives them a rank of 8th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 19th ranked unit, giving up 3.16 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 23rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 14th in the NHL.

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Through 61 games, the New Jersey Devils' leading goal scorer is Jack Hughes. With his 28 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 47. On the season, he is turning 13.6% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Devils have benefited from the strong play of Jesper Bratt, who is the team's overall leader in points. In New Jersey's 61 games, he has come up with 19 goals on a shooting percentage of 12.7%. However, when on the ice, the Devils are -1.0 in scoring differential. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game.

Through 61 games, Edmonton's leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 40 goals and 44 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 84. On the season, he is turning 19.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Oilers have benefited from the strong play of Connor McDavid, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Edmonton's 61 games, he has come up with 34 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +16. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.04 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 43% percent of the time.

In New Jersey's 61 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 35-24-2. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-9-1. On the season, 62.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. In Edmonton's 61 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 30-30-1. So far, taking the over when the Oilers are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-13. On the season, 64.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. With a line set at 6.5 goals, I see the Devils and Oilers falling below that line. I recommend taking the under.

 

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