New Jersey Devils at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The New Jersey Devils head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at +149 and the Wild at -165.
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New Jersey has a record of 11-5-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-2-2. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 63 goals and surrendered 60 goals for a point differential of +3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 11-8-0 and an over/under record of 11-8-0. Minnesota has a record of 9-8-2 including 5-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 56 goals and have given up 51 for a goal differential of +5. Their record against the spread is 9-10-0 while their over/under mark is 9-8-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 11-8-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 11-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 9-10-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 9-8-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/15)
11/09/17 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (10/31)
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back is out indefinitely
10/13/17 C Charlie Coyle Fibula IR (10/12)
Nico Hischier has scored 15 total points this year for the Devils. He has 3 goals this season with 42 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 16.1 minutes played per contest. Jesper Bratt averages 16 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 5 goals on 33 attempts. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Cory Schneider has 7 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 471 shots against him and he's surrendered 39 goals. He's made 432 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Eric Staal has 17 total points this season for the Wild. He has 7 goals this year with 56 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Jason Zucker averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 11 goals on 51 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 16 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 462 shots against him and he's given up 36 goals. He's made 426 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 25 total points this year, which is 7th in the NHL. They've scored 63 goals while giving up 60 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 14th respectively. They have had 61 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 4th in the league. The Devils have given up 73 power play opportunities and surrendered 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.79% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 21st in the league with a total of 20 points this season. They have 11 power play goals on 61 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 20th in the NHL. They've given up 68 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 8th overall. As a team, the Wild are 21st with a total of 56 goals scored while they've given up 51 goals this season, ranking 28th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.93%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 8th overall in the NHL.
New Jersey is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46%, as they've attempted 1,026 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,206 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.6% as they have 804 attempts while they have given up 921 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 44.8% of the time, which is 29th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.2% for the season. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. They have 566 face-off wins compared to 662 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.1%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 412 hits and they have blocked 285 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the year. That ranks them 25th and 8th respectively in the NHL. They have 582 face-off wins as opposed to 591 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 359 hits and they've blocked 293 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 11th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 28th in Corsi percentage with 47.4% as they've tried 1,008 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,117 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 48.5%, as they have 776 shots while they've given up 824 attempts on defense.
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