Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -155 and the Devils at +140. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 32-27-11 and on the road they have a record of 15-14-7. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 184 goals and given up 175 goals for a point differential of +9. The Wild have 11 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-38 and an over/under record of 26-31-13. New Jersey shows up with a record of 33-30-7 including 15-15-4 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 154 goals and surrendered 178 for a goal differential of -24. The Devils have 7 losses in OT and 6 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-37 while their over/under record sits at 23-32-15.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Wild. He has 15 goals this season with 121 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 135 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 26 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,527 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,401 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mike Cammalleri has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Devils. He has 14 goals this season with 101 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Adam Henrique has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 23 goals on 129 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 26 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,525 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,408 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have 75 total points this season. They have scored 183 goals while giving up 173 goals. They have had 220 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Wild have allowed 173 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.99% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Devils have a total of 73 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 210 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 222 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 152 goals scored while they've given up 172 goals to this point. They average 24 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.88%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've attempted 3,765 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,913 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.5% as they have 2,816 attempts while they've given up 2,872 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. They have 2,205 face off wins compared to 2,032 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52%. On defense Minnesota has 1,211 hits and they've blocked 1,041 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 3,089 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,597 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47% as they have 2,384 shots while they've given up 2,690 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 47.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 46.7% as they've compiled 1,870 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,135 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 907 shot attempts and they have 1,589 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 31-38 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 26-31-13 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 33-37 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 23-32-15 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/16/16 RW Jason Pominville Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. New Jersey
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/29/15 LW Patrik Elias Knee out indefinitely
03/16/16 RW Jordin Tootoo Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Minnesota
03/08/16 C Jacob Josefson Hand out indefinitely
03/07/16 GO Cory Schneider Groin out indefinitely
02/11/16 LW Michael Cammalleri Hand out indefinitely
01/23/16 C Jiri Tlusty Wrist out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey
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