New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 2/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-210) Blue Jackets (+172)
Nationwide Arena is the location where the Columbus Blue Jackets (16-33-4) will attempt to defeat the New Jersey Devils (34-13-5) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Devils at -210 while the Blue Jackets are priced at +172. The total comes in at 7.
The New Jersey Devils had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Wild in their previous contest . New Jersey accumulated 13 minutes in the box in this outing. The Devils had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this game. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to net one. In the outing, they scored on 2 out of the 29 shots they attempted.
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When playing at even strength, the Devils have conceded 107 goals while scoring 147 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey Devils opponents have earned 159 power play tries (19th in the league) and have scored 30 goals in those attempts. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have racked up 180 goals (8th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 137. New Jersey has taken 1,774 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. For the current season, they have racked up 73 points and their points percentage is sitting at .702. The Devils have had 1,482 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .908. New Jersey has tallied 155 power play opportunities and they have tallied 33 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 21.29%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has participated in 113 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 63-27-13 and he was named the starter in 106 games. Opponents have been able to score 271 goals versus Vanecek in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. Vanecek has had 3,013 shots against him and has garnered 2,742 total saves. His save percentage is at .910 in his 6,317 minutes played. Over the course of his time in hockey, Vanecek has 58 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .547.
In their last contest, Columbus squared up with the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Blue Jackets got the victory by a score of 4-3. The Blue Jackets scored 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Blue Jackets have accumulated 112 goals at even strength and 22 goals (32nd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Columbus has taken 1,540 shots (27th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the other team 1,857 shots. For the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accumulated 134 goals, 36 points, in addition to a points percentage of .340. They have granted a total of 203 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 141 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 15.60%. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.36% on the other teams 165 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.1%.
For the opposition you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo in the crease. He has gathered 5,360 saves out of the 5,940 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .902. Korpisalo is the owner of a career mark of 84-77-24 and has participated in 206 games. He has started in 186 contests and has accumulated 11,320 minutes. Korpisalo's quality start percentage comes out to 47.3% and he has made 88 quality starts in his career. Opponents are averaging 3.07 goals per game and he has allowed 580 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (-210)
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