Vegas Golden Knights vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Golden Knights vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 1/22/2024

The Vegas Golden Knights (27-14-5) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (23-18-3) on Monday, January 22nd. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Golden Knights are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Golden Knights vs Devils

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The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, Vegas is 27-14-5, putting them in 2nd place in the Pacific Division. In the Western Conference, the Golden Knights are 5th. Over their last three games, Vegas has won each contest, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games and 6-4 in their last ten.

As the underdog this season, the Golden Knights have a record of 9-5-1, and they have won three straight games when they are the underdog. On the road this year, Vegas has gone 9-9-3, and they have lost six straight games away from home.

On the season, the Golden Knights have gone 23-23 against the puck line, including going 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. So far, Vegas has been the underdog in 15 games and has gone 11-4 against the puck line in those games.

When playing on the road, the Golden Knights have gone 9-12 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -0.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Vegas has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Golden Knights faced the Penguins and came out victorious with a score of 3-2. In the first and second periods, the Golden Knights didn’t score a goal, but they managed to break the drought with three goals in the third period. In the game, Vegas managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 29 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.

Despite being the underdog, Vegas managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Devils have gone 9-11-2 and have lost three straight games. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, New Jersey is 16-11 this year, and overall, they have a record of 23-18-3. In the Metropolitan Division, the Devils are currently in sixth place.

Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6, and in their last five games, they are 2-3. Over their last three games, New Jersey has won just one game. So far this season, the Devils have been favored in 33 of their 44 games, and they have gone 20-11-2 in those games.

At home, the Devils have gone just 2-20 against the puck line this season, and they have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line at home. So far, New Jersey has gone 14-30 vs. the puck line for the year, and they have been the favorite in 33 of their games.

Overall, the Devils have an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game, and they have won 12 games by multiple goals. In their last ten home games, New Jersey has gone just 1-9 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home is -.6 goals per game.

Following a 6-2 loss at home to the Stars, the Devils are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Devils faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score two goals in the third period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.

As the underdog, New Jersey suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Vegas Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Golden Knights are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. Vegas’ offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.

This season, the Golden Knights’ have an over/under record of 20-26-0. Throughout the season, they have played 24 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 9th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. This year, the Devils have recorded a 17-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-9 record.

The Devils’ over/under record this season is 26-17-1. For the season, they have had 27 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.

Vegas Team Defense

Defensively, the Golden Knights come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Vegas. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 22nd in takeaways, averaging 6.4 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 27th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Golden Knights vs Devils Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 0 goals per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home games, New Jersey has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Devils have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Vegas has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 6-4 straight up.

Golden Knights vs Devils Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Devils to take down the Golden Knights at home. With the moneyline currently at -127, I’m placing my bet on the Devils straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Golden Knights to cover. Even in the event of a Devils victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Golden Knights should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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