Winnipeg Jets vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 2/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
The Winnipeg Jets (34-20-1) are hitting the road to Prudential Center on Sunday where they will go up against the New Jersey Devils (35-14-5).
The Winnipeg Jets were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-1 defeat against the Blue Jackets in their previous game. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the game, they scored on 1 out of the 38 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 7 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. Winnipeg garnered 10 minutes in the box in this game.
Concerning their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have racked up 173 goals (15th in pro hockey) on the season and have given up 143. For the year, they have scored 69 points and their points percentage comes in at .627. Winnipeg has compiled 179 power play opportunities and they have notched 39 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 21.79%. When at even strength, the Jets have conceded 117 goals while earning 134 themselves. Winnipeg has tried 1,676 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.3%. The Jets thus far have had 1,695 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .916. Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 156 power play tries (28th in the NHL) and have notched 26 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has been in net for 422 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled a record of 226-144-36 and he was named the starter in 413 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,080 goals versus Hellebuyck in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.66. Hellebuyck has seen 12,933 shot attempts against him and has recorded 11,853 saves. His save percentage currently is at .916 for his 24,351 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hellebuyck has earned 236 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .571.
In their last game, New Jersey squared up with the Blues in a game where the Devils ended up losing by a final of 4-2. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Devils earned 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking.
This season, the New Jersey Devils have notched a total of 185 goals, 75 points, in addition to a points percentage of .694. They have allowed 143 goals to be scored by way of 111 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Devils have earned 152 goals at even strength and 33 goals (20th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 158 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 20.89%. New Jersey has attempted 1,842 shots (4th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.04%, while allowing the other team 1,550 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.61% on their oppositions 165 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Vitek Vanecek in the crease. He has accounted for 2,773 stops out of the 3,046 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .910. Vanecek is the owner of a career record of 64-27-13 and has participated in 114 contests. He has started in 107 games and has played 6,377 mins. Vanecek's quality start rate is 55.1% and he has 59 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has surrendered 273 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey
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