Predators vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 4/7/2024

The Nashville Predators (44-29-4) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (37-36-4) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Predators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Islanders. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Predators are in 8th place in the Western Conference with a record of 44-29-4. On the road, Nashville is 22-13-3 and has dropped three straight games.

As the underdog, the Predators have gone 21-18-3 this season. Over their last ten games, Nashville is 6-4, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games.

On the road, Nashville has a puck line record of 23-15 this season. Overall, the team has gone 42-35 against the puck line, including a mark of 27-15 as the underdog.

Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone just 4-6 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the season sits at +.2 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Predators fell to the Islanders on the road by a score of 2-0. In this game, Nashville’s offense had a challenging time against the Islanders and failed to score. The Predators’ offense finished with 3 giveaways and attempted 41 shots on goal during the game.

Coming in as the underdog, Nashville not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 2 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Devils have gone 17-19-2, and for the year, they are 37-36-4. In the Eastern Conference standings, New Jersey is in 13th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 7th place. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 5-5, and in their last five games, they have gone 2-3. Over their last three games, New Jersey has gone 1-2.

As the favorite, the Devils have gone 28-21-2 this season, and for the year, they have been favored in 51 of their 77 games. At home, New Jersey has lost two straight games.

At home this year, the Devils have gone just 8-30 against the puck line and just 3-7 in their last ten games. So far, New Jersey has 29 losses by more than one goal, and their average scoring margin at home is -.4 goals per game.

So far, the Devils have gone just 15-36 against the puck line as the favorite, and their average scoring differential when favored is just .1 goals per game. In their last ten games as the favorite, New Jersey’s puck line record is just 5-5.

The Devils recently played against the Senators and secured a win with a score of 4-3. In terms of offense, the Devils netted three goals during the opening period and one time in the second period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 28 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.

Although New Jersey secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Predators come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 13th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. Coming into the game, the Predators have a 24-14 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 18-14.

This season, the Predators’ have an over/under record of 35-36-6. Throughout the season, they have played 45 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. This season, the Devils are 23-17 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-18 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Devils’ is 44-32-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 45 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 15th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

The Devils defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against New Jersey. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 30th with 1 shutouts.

Predators vs Devils Trends

  • Although Nashville has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 6-4. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Across the Devils last ten home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 3-7, while going 4-6 straight-up.
  • New Jersey has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Predators struggled vs the puck line going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Predators vs Devils Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Devils to defeat the Predators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -119, I’m placing a wager on the Devils to win outright.

When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Devils to win and cover. Watch for the Devils to win this game by multiple goals over the Predators.

If you’re looking at the the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will stay below that threshold, and we strongly suggest placing a bet on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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