New Jersey Devils at Detroit Red Wings Free Pick 2/25/20

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The New Jersey Devils, fueled by Kyle Palmieri and Nikita Gusev, are ready to take the ice against Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, and the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena for an Eastern Conference matchup. Fox Sports Detroit will air the action, which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25.

New Jersey Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds

Detroit (+105) is entering this one as the underdog to New Jersey (-125) and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-115 over, -105 under).

New Jersey is 24-37 straight up (SU) and has lost 7.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 61 regular season contests, 32 of its games have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2019-20 Devils team is 12-17 SU on the road.

New Jersey has converted on just 17.0 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 81.6 percent of its penalties..

Sporting a .916 save percentage and 28.0 saves per game, MacKenzie Blackwood (21-22-7) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, head coach Alain Nasreddine could roll with Louis Domingue (3-13-2 record, .882 save percentage, 3.79 goals against average).

On the other side of the rink, Detroit is 15-49 straight up (SU) and has lost 23.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. 31 of its contests have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and just eight have pushed. This year, the team’s 10-21 SU as the home team.

The Red Wings have converted on just 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 30th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 29th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 75.4 percent of all penalties.

Jonathan Bernier has stopped 26.6 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Red Wings. Bernier has 13 wins, 26 losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has registered a subpar .908 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average this year.

New Jersey Devils at Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Red Wings, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Two of the Devils’ last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 4-6 overall in shootouts this season.
  • The total has gone under in three of New Jersey’s last five outings.
  • Seven of Detroit’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the club is 1-6 overall in those games.
  • The Wings this season have registered the 12th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.2).