New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+123) Blue Jackets (-148)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (27-25-1) host the New Jersey Devils (18-29-5) at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has New Jersey at +123 and Columbus is priced at -148. The over/under has been set at 7.
The New Jersey Devils had a rough game after their 8-5 loss to the Blackhawks in their last game. The Devils had a good offensive output in this defeat. In the outing, they earned a goal on 5 of the 36 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. New Jersey accumulated 13 minutes in the box in this outing.
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In relation to scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have notched 156 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 187. For the current campaign, the have a total of 41 points and their points % is .394. New Jersey has compiled 141 power play chances and they have added 25 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 17.73%. When playing at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 161 goals while earning 131 when they are on offense. New Jersey has taken 1,646 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Devils have had 1,608 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .884. New Jersey Devils opponents have 141 power play tries (28th in hockey) and have racked up 26 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Nico Daws. Opponents have been able to score 9 goals against Daws in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.65. Daws has participated in 5 contests during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .906 in his 204 minutes played. He has earned a win-loss record of 2-1-0 and he has started in 4 games. In his professional hockey career, Daws is sitting with 2 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .500. Daws has seen 96 shot attempts against him and has accrued 87 saves.
In their last game, Columbus faced off against the Penguins in a matchup where the Blue Jackets ended up losing by a tally of 3-2. The Blue Jackets earned 2 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Columbus has tried 1,576 shots (21st in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.91%, while allowing their opponents 1,897 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.05% on their opponents 153 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.9%. They have a total of 131 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.79%. The Blue Jackets have earned 150 goals at even strength and 22 goals (28th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 192 goals to be scored by way of 163 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned 172 goals, 55 points, in addition to a points percentage of .519.
Across the rink you will find Jean-Francois Berube in net. Teams are averaging 3.54 goals per game and he has surrendered 27 goals in total. Berube's percentage of quality starts sits at 62.5% and he has 5 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 8 contests and has played 457 mins. Berube is the owner of a career mark of 4-4-0 and has been in goal for 8 contests. He has gathered 292 stops out of 319 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+123)
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