Winnipeg Jets vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Winnipeg Jets vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 3/21/2024

The Winnipeg Jets (44-19-5) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (33-32-4) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Winnipeg Jets sit in 2nd place in the Western Conference with a record of 44-19-5. In their last ten games, the Jets have gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games.

On the road this season, Winnipeg is 21-10-3, and they have won two straight games away from home. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Jets have gone 25-15, and they have been favored in 47 of their 68 games this year.

On the road, the Jets have gone 18-16 vs. the puck line this year, and their average scoring margin away from home sits at +.5 goals per game. So far, Winnipeg has been favored in 47 games and has a puck line mark of 25-22 in those contests.

Across their last ten games, the Jets have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line, and they have 32 wins by multiple goals. Overall, Winnipeg’s puck line record is at 37-31, and they have won their last three games vs. the puck line.

The Jets recently played against the Rangers and secured a win with a score of 4-2. In the opening period, the Jets couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with three times in the second period and one goal in the third. Of Winnipeg’s four goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 27 shots on goal and one giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, Winnipeg managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 6 goals.

The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Devils have gone 16-17-2 and are 6th in the Metropolitan Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference. Overall, New Jersey is 33-32-4 and has 70 points. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Devils have gone 19-20.

Over their last ten games, New Jersey has gone 3-7 and have lost two straight games. In their last five games, the Devils have gone 2-3, and for the season, they have gone 27-18-2 when favored.

When playing at home, the Devils have gone 7-28 against the puck line this season, and their overall puck line record is 24-45. So far, New Jersey has 20 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten games at home, the Devils have gone just 4-6 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home is -.3 goals per game. This season, the team’s average scoring differential as the underdog is -.2 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Devils hosted the Penguins and secured a 5-2 victory. In every single period, the Devils’ offense scored a goal against the Penguins. New Jersey’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 38 shots on goal and nine giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, New Jersey 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.

Winnipeg Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Jets come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. The Winnipeg offense is ranked 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 27th in the NHL.

The Jets come in with an over/under record of 27-34-7. Over the course of the season, they have had 33 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.5 per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 12th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have a 22-16 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-15.

For the season, the over/under record of the Devils’ stands at 38-30-1. They have had 39 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Winnipeg Team Defense

Winnipeg defense takes on the Devils ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 4th in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 14th in takeaways and an average of 6.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 20th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.1 goals given up per game.

Jets vs Devils Trends

  • The Jets are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • New Jersey has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, New Jersey has an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Jets have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Jets vs Devils Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Devils to pick up on a win over the Jets at home. With the moneyline sitting at +100, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Devils straight-up.

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.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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

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