Vegas Golden Knights vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 1/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+128) Devils (-154)
The New Jersey Devils (30-12-4) will go up against the Vegas Golden Knights (29-17-2) at Prudential Center on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Vegas at +128 and New Jersey is at -154. The total comes in at 7.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a rough game after their 4-1 defeat to the Coyotes in their last outing. Vegas accrued 2 mins in the box for this matchup. They also had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. The Golden Knights offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 36 shots they launched.
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In the matter of scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 153 goals (13th in the NHL) this year and have given up 138. For the year, they have recorded 60 points and their points % is .625. Vegas has accounted for 126 power play opportunities and they have tallied 31 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 24.60%. When playing at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 113 goals while notching 122 on offense. Vegas has taken 1,552 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.9%. The Golden Knights have seen 1,446 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 120 power play opportunities (31st in hockey) and have a total of 25 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Logan Thompson. The opposition has been able to score 137 goals versus Thompson in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.69. Thompson has participated in 53 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 during his 3,054 mins on the ice. He has compiled an overall record of 29-18-4 and he has started in 49 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Thompson is sitting with 26 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .531. Thompson has had 1,566 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 1,429 total saves.
In their last contest, New Jersey faced off against the Penguins in a game where the Devils got the victory by a final score of 2-1. The Devils earned 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and converted 1 out of those chances.
New Jersey has put up 1,580 shots (5th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.13%, while allowing their opponents 1,288 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.12% on their opponents 143 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have a total of 139 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.86%. The Devils have 131 goals at even strength and 29 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 120 goals to be scored by way of 93 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the New Jersey Devils have a total of 160 goals, 64 points, as well as a points percentage of .696.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Vitek Vanecek between the pipes. He has recorded 2,633 stops out of the 2,894 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .910. Vanecek has accumulated a career record of 60-27-12 and has played in 109 games. He got the starting nod in 102 contests and has been on the ice for 6,064 mins. Vanecek's rate of quality starts is 53.9% and he has qualified for 55 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has yielded 261 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (-154)
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