The New Jersey Devils (8-7-1) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (8-6-3) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN+. Both the Devils and Red Wings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings
The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Devils have a mark of 8-7-1. When going on the road, New Jersey has a record of 5-3-0 record, while they are 3-4-1 at their home arena. This record has them sitting 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 11th in the Eastern conference. New Jersey heads into the game with four wins by more than one goal, and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 4-12.
Coming off a 5-3 loss at home to the Rangers, the Devils are hoping to bounce back today. The Devils scored two goals in the first period against the Rangers and found the net one time in the 3rd period. Of New Jersey’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 33 shots on goal and had 15 giveaways.
In this game, New Jersey was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Red Wings have an overall record of 8-6-3. On the road, Detroit holds a 3-3-1 mark, and they are 5-3-2 when playing at home. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 5th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 9th. Detroit’s average scoring margin this season is +.2, leading to an overall puck line record of 5-12. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.3, while on the road, it is +.1.
After suffering a 3-2 loss at home to the Maple Leafs, the Red Wings are looking to bounce back today. Offensively, the Red Wings did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Maple Leafs but found the net two times in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 29 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.
Detroit entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.7 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. The New Jersey offense is ranked 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 15th in the NHL.
This season, the Devils have an over/under record of 13-3-0. Throughout the season, they have played 7 games that went over the 7 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7.6 per game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
The Red Wings come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 7th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Detroit’s offense comes into the game ranked 12th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 29th in the NHL.
So far, the Red Wings have an over/under record of 11-6-0. Coming into the game, they have played 8 games that went beyond the 7 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.9 goals per game.
New Jersey Team Defense
The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 18th in takeaways and an average of 6.7 takeaways per contest. They hold 26th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.4 goals given up per game.
Detroit Team Defense
Defensively, the Red Wings are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Devils vs Red Wings Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- Across their last five home contests, Detroit has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 2-1.
- As the betting favorite, the Devils have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. New Jersey posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Red Wings to pick up on a win over the Devils at home. With the moneyline sitting at +115, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Red Wings straight-up.
Our projections have the Red Wings pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Red Wings, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 7 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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