New Jersey Devils vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 12/3/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+138) Jets (-175)
Jonathan Bernier and the New Jersey Devils (9-7-4) head to Canada Life Centre on Friday where they'll take on the Winnipeg Jets (10-8-4). The moneyline on this contest has the Devils priced at +138 and the Jets are at -175. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Devils will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 defeat against the Sharks in their last contest. The Devils could have played much better offensively in this loss. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 34 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to make the most of that try. New Jersey amassed 2 minutes in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Devils came in at 62 and the Corsi against was 48 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.4%. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 58.8%. They accounted for 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 30 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were at 66.7% and their PDO was 90.1 for this one.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have tallied 68 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have a total of 14 goals in those chances. The Devils have had 627 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. New Jersey has tried 645 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.0%. While playing at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 46 goals while getting 51 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey steps onto the ice with 56 power play chances and they have notched 7 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 12.50%. For the current campaign, they have scored 22 points and their points percentage comes in at .550. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have racked up 58 goals (22nd in hockey) this season and have allowed 60.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jonathan Bernier. Bernier has taken the ice for 403 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has an overall mark of 165-162-40 and he was named the starter in 362 games. Opponents have scored 1,017 goals versus Bernier in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.77. Bernier has seen 11,631 shot attempts taken against him and he has 10,614 total saves. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 22,063 mins in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Bernier has 191 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .528.
The last time they were on the ice, Winnipeg played the Coyotes in an outing where the Jets took the loss by a final of 1-0. They had 6 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Jets recorded 0 goals of the 46 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 92 and they had an oZS percentage of 75.0%. Winnipeg went home with a 66.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Winnipeg had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate was 65.7% by notching a Fenwick of 46 and the Coyotes finishing with a 24 Fenwick at even strength.
Winnipeg has attempted 717 shots (12th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.23%, while allowing the opposition 686 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 68.85% on their oppositions 61 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.4%. They have recorded 65 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.92%. The Jets have earned 48 goals at even strength and 11 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 59 goals to be scored by way of 40 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 59 goals, 24 points, as well as a points percentage of .545.
On the other side of the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck in the crease. He has gathered 9,176 stops out of 10,008 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .917. Hellebuyck has compiled a career mark of 179-108-29 and has played in 332 games. He has made the start in 323 games and has accumulated 19,001 minutes. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.4% and he has qualified for 179 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has relinquished 832 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+138)
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