Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils - 4/23/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (27-43-7) vs Carolina Hurricanes (50-20-8)
Game Info: Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 12:30 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +234 / Carolina Hurricanes -303 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Jersey Devils host the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday NHL Action.
The Carolina Hurricanes come into this road contest with an overall record of 50-20-8. Through 78 games, the Hurricanes are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 260 times, good for a rank of 10th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Carolina is the 1st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.44 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have a strength of schedule rating of 26th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 5th-ranked team in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils get set to host the Carolina Hurricanes with an overall record of 27-43-7. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 77 games, the Devils have scored 236 goals, giving them an average of 3.03. This output gives them a rank of 17th among NHL teams. On defense, New Jersey is the 27th-ranked unit, giving up 3.64 goals per contest. So far, the Devils have played the 7th 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 25th in the NHL.
Through 75 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho with 78 points. He has reached his mark of 36 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.0%. So far, 36.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 38 assists to go along with his 30 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.17 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the New Jersey Devils leader in points is Jesper Bratt. In New Jersey's 77 games, he has come up with 25 goals and 45 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.2%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Jack Hughes. Of his 26 goals, 23.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2.0. New Jersey's top goalie is Nico Daws, who is giving up an average of 3.11 goals per game. In his 25 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 30 percent of the time.
Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 37-41. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 22-16. On the season, 53.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. In New Jersey's 77 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 45-30-2. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-17-1. On the season, 62.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 46.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. With an over-under line set at 6.5 goals, look for two strong offensive units to put up big scoring performances. I recommend taking the over.
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