The New Jersey Devils (26-22-4) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (27-23-2) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Devils vs Predators
The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win
On the season, New Jersey has gone 26-22-4, ranking 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, the Devils have gone 16-14, and when playing on the road, they have a record of 14-9-2.
Over their last ten games, New Jersey has gone just 4-6, and they are 2-3 in their last five games. In their most recent three games, the Devils have gone 1-2.
On the road, the Devils have a puck line record of 14-11 and an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far this season, they have 12 wins by more than one goal.
Overall, New Jersey’s puck line record is 18-33, and their average scoring differential is -.1 goals per game. In their last 10 road games, the Devils have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line.
In their most recent game, the Devils faced the Kraken and came out victorious with a score of 3-1. In the offensive department, the Devils notched one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. Of New Jersey’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 37 shots on goal and had 15 giveaways.
New Jersey secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Predators have gone 14-13-0, and they have been favored in 19 of their 52 games. In the Western Conference, Nashville is in 9th place, and in the Central Division, they are 5th. Overall, they have a record of 27-23-2, and they have gone 10-5 against Central Division opponents.
Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 4-6, and they have lost two of their last three games. On the year, Nashville has been the underdog in 33 games, and they have gone 16-15-2 in those games.
At home this season, the Predators have a puck line record of 13-14, and their average scoring margin is -.1 goals per game. So far, Nashville has been the underdog in 33 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 21-12.
Overall, the Predators have 14 losses by just one goal, and their puck line record for the season is 27-25. In their last ten games at home, Nashville has a puck line record of just 3-7.
The Predators played host to the Coyotes in their previous game and emerged with a 5-4 win. Against the Coyotes, the Predators’ offense scored in all three periods. Nashville’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 37 shots on goal and 12 giveaways.
Despite the straight-up win, Nashville did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 15th in the league. The Devils went 19-10 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 7-10.
This season, the over/under record for the Devils’ is 30-20-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 31 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
Predators Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Predators are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 13th in the league. Coming into the game, the Predators have a 14-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 12-10.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 22-24-6. For the season, they have had 31 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.
New Jersey Team Defense
Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 15th in takeaways, averaging 6.7 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 25th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.
Nashville Team Defense
Defensively, the Predators are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Devils vs Predators Trends
- In their last three road games, New Jersey has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.
- Across their ten previous home games, Nashville has an puck line mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Predators have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-2.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Devils have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 against the spread.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Predators to take down the Devils at home. With the moneyline currently at -146, I’m placing my bet on the Predators straight-up.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Devils to cover. Even in the event of a Predators victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Devils should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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