Minnesota Wild vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-132) Devils (+108)
Mackenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (8-5-3) play the Minnesota Wild (11-6-1) at Prudential Center on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Wild coming in at -132 and the Devils are at +108. The total opens at 5.5.
The Wild will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-4 defeat against the Lightning the last time they stepped on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 48.4% and they had a PDO of 97.3 for this matchup. They accrued 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick rate of 53.6%. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 48 and the Corsi against was 44 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 52.2%. Minnesota earned 13 minutes in the box for this contest. They also had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Wild had a impressive offensive performance in this defeat. For the game, they netted 4 out of the 32 shots they put on net.
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The Wild have had 535 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .892. While playing at even strength, the Wild have given up 45 goals while getting 53 on the offensive side of the ice. Minnesota Wild opponents have amassed 63 power play opportunities (4th in pro hockey) and have a total of 13 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 23 points and their points percentage is sitting at .639. Minnesota has attempted 603 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 63 goals (6th in the league) on the campaign and have conceded 58. Minnesota has tallied 56 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.86%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Cam Talbot. Opponents have been able to score 904 goals against Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.62. Talbot has played in 361 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 20,690 minutes between the pipes. He has a win-loss record of 178-135-30 and was named the starter in 347 games. For his professional hockey career, Talbot has compiled 182 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .524. Talbot has seen 10,615 shots taken against him and has recorded 9,711 total saves.
When they took the ice last, New Jersey squared up with the Lightning in an outing where the Devils took home the win by a score of 5-3. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Devils scored 5 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 113 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.3%. New Jersey wound up with a 48.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New Jersey had and they showed out in this one. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 47.4% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Lightning ending the game with a 40 Fenwick at even strength.
New Jersey has taken 509 shots (23rd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.23%, while allowing the opposition 513 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.79% on the other teams 56 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.8%. They have a total of 47 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 14.89%. The Devils have tallied 40 goals at even strength and 7 goals (28th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 47 goals to be scored by way of 34 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the New Jersey Devils have earned a total of 47 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .594.
For the opposition you are expected to see Mackenzie Blackwood in net. He is sitting with 3,104 saves out of the 3,405 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Blackwood has accrued a career record of 49-42-13 and has participated in 111 games. He has made the start in 105 games and has racked up 6,356 minutes. Blackwood's quality start percentage sits at 53.3% and he has 56 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has surrendered 301 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+108)
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