Red Wings vs Devils Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+160) Devils (-177)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (14-40-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) go to Prudential Center on Thursday where they'll take on the New Jersey Devils (20-25-10, 8th in the Metropolitan Division). The Devils open this game at -177 while the Red Wings are coming in at +160. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Red Wings are covering 21.4% of the time, having gone 12-44 SU. New Jersey is covering 32.7% of the time, going 17-35 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings come into the game with a record of 14 victories and 40 losses, which is good for 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 118 goals which is good for 16th in the East and 31st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -97, which is good for 31st in the NHL. The Red Wings have a total of 32 pts, which is good for 31st in the NHL and 16th in the Eastern Conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,590 which is good for 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL. As a team, Detroit has earned a total of 1,200 hits which has them averaging 20.7 per contest. They have a total of 641 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,846 minutes defending the goal for the season. Bernier is conceding an average of 2.83 goals per contest which has him sitting 18th among East goaltenders and 32nd among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's given up 87 goals. His save % is .910 which has him sitting 18th among East goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 2 defeat against the Buffalo Sabres the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 2 of the 29 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Detroit earned a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 43 and the Corsi against was 41 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 51.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 29, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 54.0%. They earned 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 49.6% and they had a PDO of 87.3 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Buffalo Sabres tallied 25 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play attempts.
The Devils will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 20 wins and 25 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the Eastern Conference and 28th in the league with -40. They currently have a total of 149 goals for the season which ranks 13th in the conference. New Jersey has a save % as a team of .893 which currently has them ranked 27th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. 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 marginal year by surrendering 2.84 goals per contest and that places him 19th among East goalies and 33rd in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,198 mins he has played, he's surrendered 104 goals. He's earned a save % of .910, which ranks him 17th among East goalies and 32nd in the NHL among goalies.
The New Jersey Devils went up against the Florida Panthers in a game where the Devils ended up taking the loss by a mark of 5 - 3. In this outing, New Jersey wound up with a 42.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 47 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 64. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.9% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Panthers ending the game with a 46 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New Jersey played and it shows us they played like an average team. Their PDO was 90.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.7%. The Devils notched 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Panthers had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. New Jersey allowed 33 shots on goal and the Panthers racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (-177)
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