Vegas Golden Knights at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 12/14/2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Friday, December 14, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -120 and the Devils at +109.
Vegas has a record of 18-14-1 this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 99 goals and surrendered 93 goals for a point differential of +6. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-15-0 and an over/under record of 15-17-0. New Jersey has a record of 10-13-6 this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 88 goals and given up 105 for a goal differential of -17. Their record against the spread is 10-19-0 while their over/under mark is 18-9-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 18-15-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 15-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 10-19-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 18-9-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
12/12/18 C Paul Stastny Lower Body is questionable Friday vs New Jersey
11/07/18 LW Erik Haula Knee is out indefinitely
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jon Marchessault has scored 24 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 12 goals this season with 121 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 11 goals on 67 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 18 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 778 shots against him and he's surrendered 71 goals. He's made 707 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Taylor Hall has 31 total points this season for the Devils. He has 8 goals this year with 97 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Kyle Palmieri averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 16 goals on 88 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 10 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 723 shots against him and he's given up 70 goals. He's made 653 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 37 total points this year, which is 11th in the NHL. They've scored 99 goals while giving up 93 scores, which has them ranked 11th and 17th respectively. They have had 109 power play chances and scored 22 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 96 power play opportunities and surrendered 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 6th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.26% for the year. They allow 28 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 28th in the league with a total of 26 points this season. They have 18 power play goals on 93 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 93 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 10th overall. As a team, the Devils are 21st with a total of 88 goals scored while they've given up 105 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.16%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 30th overall in the NHL.
Vegas is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55.1%, as they've attempted 2,090 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,705 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54.6% as they have 1,513 attempts while they have given up 1,259 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 54.7% of the time, which is 5th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.3% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 956 face-off wins compared to 1,018 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.4%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Vegas has 907 hits and they have blocked 446 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Devils are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.4% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 868 face-off wins compared to 992 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.7%. That is 31st in the league. On defense New Jersey has 643 hits and they have blocked 411 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. New Jersey is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they've attempted 1,676 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,705 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.4% ranks 14th as they have 1,315 attempts while they have given up 1,294 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Devils NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey +109
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey +109
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