New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings Predictions, Hockey Picks 2/25/2020
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-124) Red Wings (+112)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (24-27-10, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) go to Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (15-45-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division). The Devils open this game at -124 while the Red Wings are coming in at +112. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Devils are covering 35.1% of the time, having gone 20-37 SU. Detroit covers 21.0% of the time, going 13-49 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils head into this matchup holding a record of 24 victories and 27 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 163 goals which puts them at 14th in the conference and 26th in the league. Their goal differential is -41, which puts them at 27th in the league. The Devils currently have a total of 58 pts, which puts them at 26th in the league and 14th in the East. When talking about shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,886 which puts them at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 22nd in the league. As a group, New Jersey has collected a total of 1,118 hits which means they are averaging 18.3 per game. They currently have a total of 777 blocks for the season. The man in goal for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has played a total of 2,443 mins defending the goal for the season. Blackwood is surrendering an average of 2.73 goals against average which has him ranked 17th among East goaltenders and 28th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 111 goals. He has a save % of .916 which has him ranked 9th among East goaltenders.
The New Jersey Devils were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Washington Capitals their last time out. The Devils were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the win. For this outing, they finished 3 of the 29 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals out of those attempts. New Jersey earned a total of 14 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Devils was 40 and the Corsi against at even strength was 41 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against sat at 31, which means they had a rate of 50.0%. They won 24 face-off wins and lost 25 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 65.8% and they had a PDO of 100.0 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Washington Capitals earned a total of 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 minutes in the box and they had 6 power play attempts.
The Red Wings will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they sit with 15 victories and 45 losses. In terms of goal differential, they sit 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league with -111. They currently have a total of 128 goals for this year which has them ranked at 16th in the East. Detroit has a team save % of .886 which currently has them sitting 31st in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 7.3% which is good for 16th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a tough year by surrendering 2.90 goals against average and that ranks him 20th among Eastern Conference goalies and 38th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,171 minutes he's played, he's given up 105 goals. He holds a save percentage of .908, which has him ranking 19th among Eastern Conference goalies and 37th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings opposed the Calgary Flames in an outing where the Red Wings were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 4 - 2. In this matchup, Detroit had a 41.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 37 while the opposition had a Corsi of 53. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 39.7% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Flames finishing with a 44 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 94.5 and their percentage of oZS was 48.4%. The Red Wings converted 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Flames had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Detroit conceded 31 shots on goal and the Flames ended up with 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (-124)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.