New Jersey Devils vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/3/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+100) Golden Knights (-118)
The New Jersey Devils (40-15-5) are traveling to T-Mobile Arena on Friday where they will compete against the Vegas Golden Knights (36-19-6). The moneyline on this game has New Jersey at +100 while Vegas is sitting at -118. The over/under comes in at 6.
The New Jersey Devils had a good night with a 7-5 win over the Avalanche in their previous outing. New Jersey earned 2 penalty minutes in this contest. The Devils had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. Additionally, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they netted 7 out of the 29 shots they tried.
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When discussing their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 214 goals (4th in hockey) for the year and have conceded 160. For the season, they have tallied 85 points and their points percentage comes in at .708. New Jersey has compiled 173 power play opportunities and they have added 36 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 20.81%. While at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 127 goals while notching 178 themselves. New Jersey has tried 2,051 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.4%. The Devils so far have had 1,700 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. New Jersey Devils opponents have earned 179 power play opportunities (21st in the NHL) and have racked up 33 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Vitek Vanecek. During his career on the ice, Vanecek has accrued 60 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .541. His save percentage currently is .908 during his 6,600 minutes between the pipes. Vanecek has had 3,135 shot attempts taken against him and he has 2,848 total saves. The opposition has scored 287 goals against Vanecek in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.61. He has amassed an overall mark of 67-28-13 and he was named the starter in 111 games. Vanecek has been in net for 118 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Vegas faced off against the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Golden Knights notched a win by a mark of 3-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Golden Knights converted 3 goals of the 20 shots on goal they tried.
So far this year, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 192 goals, 78 points, and a points percentage of .639. They have granted a total of 168 goals to be scored by way of 138 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights have tallied 160 goals at even strength and 32 goals (25th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 154 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 20.78%. Vegas has put up 1,985 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.67%, while allowing the other team 1,850 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.59% on the other teams 147 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.9%.
Across the rink you will find Adin Hill defending the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.67 goals/game and he has relinquished 237 goals altogether. Hill's quality start percentage comes out to 52.3% and he has accumulated 45 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has made the start in 86 games and his ice time sits at 5,328 minutes. Hill holds a lifetime record of 44-38-6 and has been in goal for 99 games. He has accrued 2,372 saves out of 2,609 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+100)
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