Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils Free Preview 2/13/20

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The Detroit Red Wings, led by Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi, are preparing to take the ice against Kyle Palmieri, Nikita Gusev, and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center for an Eastern Conference matchup. The game gets started at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13 and it can be watched live on Fox Sports Detroit.

Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils Odds

New Jersey heads into the matchup as the heavy favorite with a moneyline of -175. The line for the Red Wings now stands at +155. The Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals and initially opened at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. That line has since shifted however, and it presently sits at -120 to bet the over, +100 for the under.

New Jersey is 20-35 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.2 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage is right in line with the 31-51 record the team produced during the 2018-19 season campaign. Through 55 regular season matches, 30 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 24 have gone under and just one has pushed. The team’s 8-20 SU at home this year.

The Devils have converted on just 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that puts them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.7 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 27.1 saves per game with a .910 save percentage, MacKenzie Blackwood (17-22-7) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey this season. If the Devils decide to rest him, however, the team could roll with Louis Domingue (3-11-11 record, .882 save percentage, 3.74 goals against average).

Detroit has lost 20.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far and is currently 14-44 straight up (SU). A total of 28 of its outings have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just six have pushed. As the road team, the Red Wings are 5-24 SU so far.

The Red Wings have converted on just 14.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 26th overall and it’s successfully defended 75.4 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jonathan Bernier (26.6 saves per game) has been the primary choice in the net for Detroit. Bernier owns a 12-21-2 record, while registering a .910 save percentage and 2.83 goals against average this year.

Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Devils, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • Three of the Devils’ last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-2 in those games and 3-6 overall in shootouts this season.
  • The under has hit in four of Detroit’s last five games.
  • Detroit has managed 23.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while New Jersey has been attempting 29.8 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Over Detroit’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-6 in those games).
  • Detroit skaters notched 21.3 hits per game last season, while the Devils accounted for 23.5 hits per matchup.