New Jersey Devils vs. Nashville Predators Free Preview


Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, and the New Jersey Devils will face off against Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi, and the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in an East-West tilt. Fox Sports Tennesse will broadcast the action, which gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15.

New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators Odds

Moneyline odds have not yet been posted for this matchup.

Netting 4.0 units for moneyline bettors, Nashville is 21-11 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That winning percentage, the league’s second-best so far this season, hasn’t moved much from what the team managed during the 2017-18 season (53-29). Through 32 regular season outings, 16 of the team’s games have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 13-5 SU at home this season.

The Predators have converted on just 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 12th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.6 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 24.5 saves per game with a .929 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (15-7-1) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for the Preds this season. If Nashville decides to rest him, however, the team could roll with Juuse Saros (7-6-6 record, .885 save percentage, 3.36 goals against average).

On the other bench, New Jersey is 11-19 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. 18 of its contests have gone over the total, while nine have gone under the total and just two have pushed. The Devils are 3-13 SU as the road team this season.

The Devils have converted on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 13th overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.3 percent of all penalties.

Keith Kinkaid (26.7 saves per game) has been the main option in goal for New Jersey. Kinkaid has 11 wins, 14 losses, and five OT losses to his credit, and has registered a .904 save percentage and 2.97 goals against average this year.

New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators Betting Predictions

Free Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Predators, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Trends

  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their last five outings.
  • Five of New Jersey’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-4 in those games.
  • New Jersey skaters registered 22.6 hits per game last season, while the Predators logged 21.0 hits per matchup.