Minnesota Wild at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +105 and the Devils at -143.
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Minnesota has a record of 32-20-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-15-1-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have tallied 177 goals and surrendered 169 goals for a point differential of +8. For the year they have an ATS mark of 32-27-0 and an over/under record of 31-26-0. New Jersey has a record of 31-21-8 including 16-11-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 181 goals and have given up 183 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 31-29-0 while their over/under mark is 32-27-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 32-27-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 31-26-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 31-29-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 32-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/07/18 D Jonas Brodin Hand is out indefinitely
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/20/18 LW Miles Wood Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Minnesota
02/16/18 C John Quenneville Knee IR (02/09)
02/09/18 GO Cory Schneider Groin IR (01/22)
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
Jason Zucker has scored 43 total points this year for the Wild. He has 25 goals this season with 151 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 0%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 0 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 26 goals on 158 attempts. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 24 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 1,278 shots against him and he's surrendered 104 goals. He's made 1,174 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Taylor Hall has 63 total points this season for the Devils. He has 25 goals this year with 200 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Nico Hischier averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 135 attempts. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 660 shots against him and he's given up 68 goals. He's made 592 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 71 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 177 goals while giving up 169 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 22nd respectively. They have had 177 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the league. The Wild have given up 210 power play opportunities and surrendered 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 16th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.00% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 16th in the league with a total of 70 points this season. They have 36 power play goals on 189 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 21st in the NHL. They've given up 205 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Devils are 11th with a total of 181 goals scored while they've given up 183 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.65%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 20th overall in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46% as they've tried 3,079 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,617 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47% as they have 2,371 shots while they've given up 2,671 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the year. That puts them 28th and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,776 face-off wins as opposed to 1,759 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 15th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 1,007 hits and they've blocked 946 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 5th in the league.
The Devils are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 1,722 face-off wins compared to 1,940 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47%. That is 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,285 hits and they have blocked 867 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. New Jersey is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6% as they've attempted 3,316 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,514 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.4% ranks 20th as they have 2,581 attempts while they have given up 2,647 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +105
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +105
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