New Jersey Devils vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Point Spread Picks 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Bell MTS Place
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (3-5-4, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) head to Bell MTS Place on Tuesday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (8-7-0, 4th in the Central Division). The Jets open this game at -141 while the Devils are coming in at +128. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Devils are covering 25.0% of the time, having gone 3-9 SU. Winnipeg covers 46.2% of the time, going 6-7 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils head into this game holding a record of 3 wins and 5 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 36 goals which is 12th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -11, ranking them 26th in the NHL. The Devils currently have a total of 10 pts, which is 26th in the NHL and 14th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 358 which is 14th in the East and 29th in the NHL. As a unit, New Jersey has compiled a total of 168 hits which means they have an average of 14 per game. They currently have a total of 103 blocks for the year. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has played a total of 451 mins protecting the net for the year. Blackwood is allowing an average of 3.19 goals against average which ranks him 15th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 30th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 24 goals. He's earned a save % of .878 which ranks him 25th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The New Jersey Devils were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes in their last contest. The Devils played really well in this win. For this game, they converted 5 out of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those chances. New Jersey racked up 12 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Devils was 35 and the Corsi against was 38 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 47.9%. Their Fenwick was 27 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They won 35 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 46.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 109.5 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes tallied 27 shots. They ended the game with 12 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play opportunities.
The Jets will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 8 wins and 7 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the league with -8. They have a total of 41 goals for the season which puts them at 9th in the conference. Winnipeg has a team save % of .903 which has them sitting 16th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 8.3% which puts them at 10th in the conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.57 goals per game and that places him 12th among Western Conference goalies and 19th in the NHL. In the 631 mins he's played, he has surrendered 27 goals. His save percentage is .927, which has him sitting 4th among Western Conference goalies and 9th in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets opposed the Vegas Golden Knights in an outing where the Jets ended up with the win by a tally of 4 - 3. For this matchup, Winnipeg had a 55.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 46 and their opponent having a Corsi of 37. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Golden Knights earning a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 100.4 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 65.8%. The Jets converted 4 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. Regarding the opposition, the Golden Knights had 3 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Winnipeg conceded 26 shots on goal and the Golden Knights racked up 13 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+128)
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