New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 11/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+136) Oilers (-164)
Rogers Place is the location where the Edmonton Oilers (6-3-0) will attempt to beat the New Jersey Devils (6-3-0) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Devils at +136 and the Oilers are at -164. The betting total is set at 7.
The New Jersey Devils came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 7-1 victory over the Blue Jackets in their last outing. The Devils had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. For the matchup, they scored on 7 of the 53 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal. New Jersey recorded 6 penalty minutes for this contest.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 29 power play opportunities (25th in pro hockey) and have scored 2 goals in those chances. The Devils have seen 195 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .882. New Jersey has attempted 354 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When playing at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 21 goals while scoring 26 when they are on offense. New Jersey has accounted for 26 power play chances and they have added 5 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 19.23%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 12 points and their points percentage is .667. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have notched 31 goals (10th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 23.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has been involved in 84 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 44-23-10 and was named the starter in 79 games. The opposition has racked up 207 goals against Vanecek in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.65. Vanecek has seen 2,241 shots against him and has recorded 2,034 saves. His save percentage is at .908 in his 4,692 mins on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Vanecek has accounted for 39 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .494.
Their last time out, Edmonton faced the Flames in a game where the Oilers earned a victory by a score of 3-2. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this contest and tallied 1 out of those opportunities. The Oilers scored 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued.
On the year, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 34 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have allowed 28 goals to be scored by way of 18 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers are sitting with 23 goals at even strength and 11 goals (1st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 33 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 33.33%. Edmonton has tried 297 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.45%, while allowing their opponents 315 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.74% on the other teams 43 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jack Campbell in net. He has accrued 3,657 saves out of the 3,997 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .915. Campbell has compiled a lifetime record of 75-41-14 and has been in net for 141 games. He got the starting nod in 131 games and has played 7,895 minutes. Campbell's quality start rate comes out to 55.7% and he has made 73 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has yielded 340 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-164)
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