New Jersey Devils at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Gila River Arena
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The New Jersey Devils head to Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at -140 and the Coyotes at +120.
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New Jersey has a record of 14-6-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-2-2. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 78 goals and surrendered 74 goals for a point differential of +4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 14-10-0 and an over/under record of 13-11-0. Arizona has a record of 6-17-4 including 2-8-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 66 goals and have given up 101 for a goal differential of -35. Their record against the spread is 6-21-0 while their over/under mark is 13-13-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 14-10-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 13-11-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 6-21-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 13-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/30/17 D Sami Vatanen Acquired is "?" Friday vs Colorado
11/22/17 RW Kyle Palmieri Foot IR (11/20)
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/12)
11/09/17 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (10/31)
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
12/01/17 GO Antti Raanta Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs New Jersey
12/01/17 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs New Jersey
10/10/17 D Jakob Chychrun Knee IR (10/02)
Nico Hischier has scored 18 total points this year for the Devils. He has 5 goals this season with 55 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 16.3 minutes played per contest. Jesper Bratt averages 15.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 7 goals on 42 attempts. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the year. Cory Schneider has 9 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 599 shots against him and he's surrendered 49 goals. He's made 550 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Clayton Keller has 21 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 11 goals this year with 81 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Oliver Ekman-Larsson averages 25.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 6 goals on 77 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the year. Scott Wedgewood has 2 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 212 shots against him and he's given up 21 goals. He's made 191 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 32 total points this year, which is 7th in the NHL. They've scored 78 goals while giving up 74 scores, which has them ranked 8th and 17th respectively. They have had 74 power play chances and scored 17 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 7th in the league. The Devils have given up 89 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.63% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes are 30th in the league with a total of 16 points this season. They have 16 power play goals on 92 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 22nd in the NHL. They've given up 75 power play opportunities and surrendered 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Coyotes are 27th with a total of 66 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.07%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 46.1% as they've tried 1,279 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,495 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 30th in Corsi percentage. They are 28th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 46.8% as they have 1,005 shots while they've given up 1,141 attempts on defense. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 45.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.8% for the year. That puts them 31st and 3rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 708 face-off wins as opposed to 825 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.2%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense New Jersey has 525 hits and they've blocked 354 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the year. That ranks them 22nd and 5th respectively in the NHL. They have 829 face-off wins as opposed to 900 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.9%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Arizona has 646 hits and they've blocked 389 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 4th in blocked shots. Arizona is ranked 19th in Corsi percentage with 49.4% as they've tried 1,578 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,619 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 48.6%, as they have 1,163 shots while they've given up 1,230 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Coyotes NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey -140
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey -140
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