New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/4/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-176) Red Wings (+146)
The Detroit Red Wings (16-12-7) will take on the New Jersey Devils (23-11-3) at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Devils at -176 and the Red Wings are priced at +146. The betting total comes in at 7.
The New Jersey Devils had a decent effort after finishing in a 4-4 tie against the Hurricanes in their previous outing. New Jersey accounted for 10 mins in the box in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Devils had a good offensive output in this game. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 28 shots they tried.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have amassed 120 power play opportunities (14th in the NHL) and have scored 21 goals in those attempts. The Devils so far have had 1,006 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .905. New Jersey has taken 1,286 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. When at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 75 goals while getting 102 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey has accounted for 115 power play chances and they have notched 22 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 19.13%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 49 points and their points percentage comes in at .662. In relation to their scoring, the New Jersey Devils have earned 124 goals (10th in the league) so far this season and have given up 96.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. For his career, Vanecek has compiled 50 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .521. His save percentage sits at .908 for his 5,695 minutes in the crease. Vanecek has had 2,708 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 2,460 total saves. Opponents have racked up 248 goals against Vanecek in his career and his goals against rate is 2.61. He has compiled a mark of 54-27-12 and he was named the starter in 96 games. Vanecek has participated in 103 games during his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Detroit squared up with the Senators in a matchup where the Red Wings notched a win by a mark of 4-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Red Wings netted 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they pursued.
The Red Wings have earned 83 goals at even strength and 26 goals (18th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Detroit has attempted 1,035 shots (29th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.53%, while allowing their opponents 1,108 shots. On the year, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 109 goals, 39 points, as well as a points percentage of .557. They have permitted 115 goals to be scored by way of 91 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 127 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.47%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 77.57% on their opponents 107 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.6%.
Across the rink you will find Ville Husso in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.78 goals per game and he has allowed 215 goals in total. Husso's quality start percentage is 54.5% and he has accumulated 42 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 77 games and has played 4,645 minutes. Husso is sitting with a lifetime mark of 46-19-12 and has played in 81 games. He is sitting with 2,196 stops out of 2,411 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (-176)
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