Chicago Blackhawks vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 12/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+220) Devils (-275)
The New Jersey Devils (20-4-1) welcome the Chicago Blackhawks (7-13-4) at Prudential Center on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Blackhawks at +220 and the Devils are coming in at -275. The total is set at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks had a rough game after their 3-0 loss to the Islanders in their previous game. The Blackhawks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the game, they went scoreless on the 21 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't convert it into a score. Chicago recorded 9 penalty minutes for this game.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 83 power play opportunities (15th in hockey) and have racked up 21 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks so far have had 838 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. Chicago has taken 619 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.9%. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 65 goals while scoring 42 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago comes into the game with 75 power play chances and they have tallied 19 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 25.33%. For the year, they have earned 18 points and their points % is .375. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 61 goals (30th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 86.
The man in net for this game is Arvid Soderblom. Soderblom has taken the ice for 14 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a win-loss record of 2-8-2 and he started in 11 games. Opponents have been able to score 45 goals against Soderblom in his pro career and his goals against rate is 3.58. Soderblom has had 437 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 392 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .897 for his 755 mins on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Soderblom has accumulated 5 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .455.
When they took the ice last, New Jersey squared up with the Flyers in an outing where the Devils ended up with the victory by a final of 3-2. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Devils scored 3 goals of the 18 shots on goal they attempted.
For the year, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 93 goals, 41 points, in addition to a points percentage of .820. They have allowed 57 goals to be scored by way of 42 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Devils are sitting with 77 goals at even strength and 16 goals (21st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 80 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.00%. New Jersey has taken 884 shots (2nd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.52%, while allowing the opposition 662 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.48% on the other teams 81 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.4%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Vitek Vanecek between the pipes. He has a tally of 2,318 saves out of the 2,549 shots taken, giving him a rate of .909. Vanecek has accumulated a lifetime record of 52-24-11 and has been in goal for 95 games. He has been a starter 89 games and has played for a total of 5,315 minutes. Vanecek's percentage of quality starts comes in at 51.7% and he has 46 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has surrendered 231 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (-275)
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