The New Jersey Devils (25-21-3) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (29-16-5) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flames. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Devils vs Hurricanes
The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the road this season, the Devils have gone 14-9-1, and they have lost two straight road games. Against the Eastern Conference, they have gone 16-13, and they are currently in 11th place in the conference standings. Overall, New Jersey has gone 25-21-3 this season, and they have gone 4-6 in their last ten games. Against teams in the Metropolitan Division, the Devils have gone 8-6 this season.
As the underdog, New Jersey has gone 4-9-1 this season, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. In their last three games, the Devils have gone 1-2. So far this season, the Devils have been the underdog in 14 of their 49 games.
On the road this year, New Jersey has a puck line record of 13-11, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.2 goals per game. So far, the Devils’ puck line record is 16-33, and they have won 13 games by multiple goals.
Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is -.1 goals per contest, and their puck line record as the underdog is 6-8. In their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6 vs. the puck line.
The Devils aim to bounce back following their 5-3 loss at home to the Flames. In the first period against the Flames, the Devils scored one goal, in addition to scoring two times in the 3rd period. In the game, the New Jersey offense scored one time while short-handed and taking a total of 40 shots on goal.
New Jersey took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 16-6-4, and they are 27-13-5 when favored. In the Eastern Conference, Carolina is in fourth place with 63 points. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they are 29-16-5 overall.
Against teams from the Metropolitan Division, Carolina has gone 9-6, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. Over their last five games, the Hurricanes have gone 4-1, and they are 19-9 against teams from the Eastern Conference. At home this season, Carolina has gone 16-6-4.
Carolina comes into this game with a puck line record of 20-30 on the year and their puck line record at home is at 11-15. So far, the Hurricanes have 18 wins by multiple goals and their average scoring margin at home is at +.5 goals per game.
So far, the team has been favored in 45 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is at 17-28. Over their last ten games at home, the team’s puck line record is 4-6.
The Hurricanes played host to the Avalanche in their previous game and emerged with a 5-2 win. Offensively, the Hurricanes scored three goals in the first period and one time in the second period. Of Carolina’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 27 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Carolina also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Devils come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 9th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. This season, the Devils have a 18-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 7-10 record.
The Devils come in with an over/under record of 30-18-1. Over the season, there have been 31 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 7 goals per game.
Hurricanes Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 8th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. So far this year, the Hurricanes are 22-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 6-1 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Hurricanes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 24-25-1. Over the course of last season, they had 48 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.8 per game.
New Jersey Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 21st in takeaways at 6.6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 27th in the NHL.
Carolina Team Defense
Carolina defense takes on the Devils ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 24.8 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 19th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Devils vs Hurricanes Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Across their last three home contests, Carolina has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- The Hurricanes have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
- In their last three contests as the favorite, New Jersey has a poor record vs the puck line going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Devils to defeat the Hurricanes while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +132, I’m placing a wager on the Devils to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Devils winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Devils straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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