Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils NHL Point Spread Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+127) Devils (-140)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (7-14-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Prudential Center on Saturday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils (7-9-4, 8th in the Metropolitan Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Red Wings coming in at +127 and the Devils are at -140. The total is set at 6.5. The Red Wings are covering 29.2% of the time, having gone 7-17 SU. The Devils are covering 31.6% of the time, going 6-13 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game with a record of 7 victories and 14 losses, ranking them 8th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 58 goals which puts them at 14th in the Eastern Conference and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is -32, ranking them 31st in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 17 points, which puts them at 31st in the league and 16th in the East. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 720 which puts them at 8th in the East and 13th in the league. As a team, Detroit currently has a total of 347 hits which has them averaging 14.5 per game. They currently have a total of 262 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has played 777 mins in goal for the season. Bernier is giving up an average of 3.24 goals per contest which places him at 20th among East goalies and 39th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 42 goals. His save percentage is .891 which places him at 22nd among East goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 4 defeat against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their previous game. The Red Wings had a good offensive performance in the defeat. For this game, they finished 4 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Detroit racked up 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 28 and the Corsi against was 44 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 38.9%. Their Fenwick was 21 and the Fenwick against sat at 32, which gave them a rate of 39.6%. They took 14 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 58.8% and they had a PDO of 101.7 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets tallied 37 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they had 5 power play opportunities.
The Devils are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 7 victories and 9 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they rank 15th in the East and 30th in the NHL with -21. They have compiled a total of 50 goals for the season which puts them at 16th in the conference. New Jersey has a team save percentage of .882 which currently has them ranked 28th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 8.6% which is good for 14th in the conference. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having a bad year by surrendering 2.95 goals against average and that places him 13th among Eastern Conference goalies and 27th in the NHL. In the 876 mins he has played this season, he's allowed 43 goals. He's earned a save % of .899, which has him sitting 19th among Eastern Conference goalies and 35th in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils squared up with the Boston Bruins in an outing where the Devils ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5 - 1. In this matchup, New Jersey went home with a 54.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 44 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 37. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 51.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Bruins ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New Jersey had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 85.5 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Devils notched 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Bruins had 2 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. New Jersey conceded 28 shots on goal and the Bruins ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+127)
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