Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 4/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+115) Devils (-138)
The New Jersey Devils (27-44-9) will play the Detroit Red Wings (31-40-10) at Prudential Center on Friday. The odds on this game have Detroit at +115 and New Jersey is priced at -138. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 defeat against the Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. While out there on the ice, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 20 shots they tried. They also had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Detroit compiled 6 mins in the box for this game.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 224 power play tries (19th in the NHL) and have scored 59 goals in those chances. The Red Wings have had 2,738 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .888. Detroit has attempted 2,379 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.3%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 248 goals while getting 185 on offense. Detroit skates onto the rink with 225 power play chances and they have added 37 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 16.44%. For the season, they have recorded 72 points and their points percentage is sitting at .444. Concerning scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 222 goals (24th in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 307.
The man protecting the net in this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 88 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 37-31-13 and he has started in 79 games. Opponents have tallied 235 goals against Nedeljkovic in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.86. Nedeljkovic has seen 2,584 shots taken against him and he has 2,349 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .909 for his 4,929 minutes played. Over the course of his time in hockey, Nedeljkovic has 45 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .570.
In their last game, New Jersey opposed the Senators in an outing where the Devils took the loss by a tally of 5-4. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Devils scored 4 goals of the 41 shots on goal they tried.
New Jersey has put up 2,509 shots (15th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.53%, while allowing their opponents 2,469 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.71% on their opponents 207 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 88.2%. They have a tally of 222 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 15.77%. The Devils have earned 204 goals at even strength and 35 goals (28th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 291 goals to be scored by of a combination of 249 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 239 goals, 63 points, as well as a points percentage of .394.
Across the rink you will find Mackenzie Blackwood between the pipes. He has tallied 3,539 saves out of the 3,899 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .908. Blackwood has amassed a career record of 55-50-16 and has participated in 129 games. He has been a starter 122 games and his ice time sits at 7,380 minutes. Blackwood's percentage of quality starts comes out to 51.6% and he has qualified for 63 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.93 goals per game and he has allowed 360 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (-138)
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