New Jersey Devils at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
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The New Jersey Devils head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at +180 and the Golden Knights at -215.
New Jersey has a record of 16-17-7 this year. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 120 goals and surrendered 134 goals for a point differential of -14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 15-24-0 and an over/under record of 23-14-0. Vegas has a record of 25-15-4 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have scored 133 goals and given up 117 for a goal differential of +16. Their record against the spread is 24-19-0 while their over/under mark is 20-21-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 15-24-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 23-14-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 24-19-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 20-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/21/18 LW Marcus Johansson Upper Body IR (12/21)
12/17/18 GO Cory Schneider Abdominal is out indefinitely
01/04/19 GO Mackenzie Blackwood Lower Body left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Vegas
01/01/19 LW Taylor Hall Lower Body IR (01/01)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
12/29/18 D Colin Miller Undisclosed IR (12/29)
11/07/18 LW Erik Haula Knee is out indefinitely
01/05/19 D Shea Theodore Illness is questionable Sunday vs New Jersey
Nico Hischier has scored 28 total points this year for the Devils. He has 11 goals this season with 79 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Kyle Palmieri averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 20 goals on 129 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 841 shots against him and he's surrendered 84 goals. He's made 757 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Jon Marchessault has 30 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 13 goals this year with 157 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 15 goals on 95 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 24 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 1,056 shots against him and he's given up 93 goals. He's made 963 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 39 total points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They've scored 120 goals while giving up 134 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 8th respectively. They have had 130 power play chances and scored 25 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 18th in the league. The Devils have given up 133 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 2nd when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.08% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 3rd in the league with a total of 54 points this season. They have 26 power play goals on 134 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 130 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 7th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 9th with a total of 133 goals scored while they've given up 117 goals this season, ranking 23rd in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.11%. As a unit they give up 28 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 12th overall in the NHL.
New Jersey is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7%, as they've attempted 2,276 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,307 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.6% as they have 1,801 attempts while they have given up 1,756 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 47.5% of the time, which is 28th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.5% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 1,197 face-off wins compared to 1,311 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That ranks them 29th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 871 hits and they have blocked 551 shots from the opposition, putting them 24th overall.
The Golden Knights are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.6% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 1,281 face-off wins compared to 1,321 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,185 hits and they have blocked 593 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Vegas is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.8% as they've attempted 2,821 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,324 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.3% ranks 3rd as they have 2,058 attempts while they have given up 1,731 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey +180
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey +180
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