New Jersey Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 2/25/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+140) Blackhawks (-167)
The Chicago Blackhawks (18-26-8) will try to defeat the New Jersey Devils (17-28-5) at United Center on Friday. The odds on this game have New Jersey at +140 while Chicago is sitting at -167. The betting total comes in at 6.
The New Jersey Devils were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-3 defeat against the Lightning their last time out. The Devils had an average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they converted 3 out of the 25 shots they launched. Furthermore, they had 3 power play tries and notched 1 goal. New Jersey recorded 16 penalty minutes for this game.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have amassed 133 power play opportunities (28th in the league) and have earned 22 goals in those chances. The Devils have had 1,533 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .884. New Jersey has taken 1,574 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 156 goals while earning 122 of their own. New Jersey has accumulated 134 power play chances and they have notched 23 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 17.16%. For the current season, they have earned 39 points and their points percentage is .390. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have racked up 145 goals (20th in the NHL) this season and have given up 178.
The man in net for this game is Nico Daws. Daws has been in net for 4 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 1-1-0 and he has started in 3 games. Opponents have been able to score 8 goals versus Daws in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 3.33. Daws has had 58 shots against him and has recorded 50 total saves. His save percentage is at .862 for his 144 mins on the ice. During his career on the ice, Daws is sitting with 1 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .333.
In their last game, Chicago faced off against the Panthers in a game where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a final of 5-2. The Blackhawks recorded 2 goals of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Blackhawks are sitting with 92 goals at even strength and 31 goals (17th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Chicago has taken 1,485 shots (29th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.28%, while allowing the opposition 1,665 shots. For the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 123 goals, 44 points, in addition to a points percentage of .423. They have earned 160 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.38%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.17% on the other teams 149 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 89.5%. They have allowed 174 goals to be scored by of a combination of 137 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Fleury has a career record of 508-294-86 and has participated in 921 games. Fleury's rate of quality starts is 55.4% and he has 424 quality starts in his pro career. He has racked up 23,889 saves out of the 26,161 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has given up 2,272 goals in total. He has made the start in 765 games and has played 53,310 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+140)
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