Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Devils vs Blackhawks Odds
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(10-7-5) New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks (15-6-3)
Date: Thursday, December 1st
Time: 8:30 PM (EST)
Venue: United Center Chicago, Illinois
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Chicago -165
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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NHL will be live in Chicago on Thursday when the New Jersey Devils visit the United Center to take the ice against the Blackhawks. New Jersey will be looking to put an end to a three game losing skid after falling 2-3 in Winnipeg on Tuesday.
Chicago will come into this one looking for their third win in four games after coming out on top 2-1 against the Florida Panthers in a shootout.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey has been able to score some goals as of lately, finding the back of the net a total of 14 times in the previous four games. Despite the offensive production, they have now lost three in a row after falling 2-3 against the Jets on Tuesday.
The Devils were already down 0-2 when Miles wood put the puck in the net for the first time of the year at 2:52 in the third period.
Nick Lappin was able to score his fourth of the season at 7:58, but New Jersey didn’t have enough left in the tank to tie things up.
The Devils come into Thursday’s game ranked 19th in the league with an average of 2.4 goals per game.
They have struggled with the puck on the power play this season and are only hitting the net on 13.7 percent of their opportunities.
They are 17th in the NHL on defense, allowing their opponents to score an average of 2.6 goals a night.
They have looked good on the penalty kill, keeping their opposition at bay 84.3 percent of the time.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to put together consecutive wins after defeating the Florida Panther 2-1 in a shootout on Tuesday.
The Hawks were able to get on the board first with Richard Panik’s seventh goal of the season at 17:50 in the opening period. Both Artemi Panarin and Panik were able to squeeze the puck into the net during the shootout to give Chicago the win.
The Blackhawks currently have a three point lead for first in the Central Division.
Chicago is currently 11th in the league, scoring an average of 2.4 goals per game.
They have been decent on the power play, converting 17.3 percent of their opportunities.
They are currently giving up 2.5 goals per games and have had some serious issues on the penalty kill, giving up a goal 29.3 percent of the time they are skating a man down.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Devils are 2-8 in their previous 10 against a team with a winning record.
- Chicago is 4-1 in their previous 5 against the Eastern Conference
Free New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Prediction
The Devils have been scoring some points their last five games while Chicago has only put up two or more in two of their previous five.
The Blackhawks are due to breakout any game now, but I am not sure they won’t also give up a few here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Total Over 5
With New Jersey giving up 2.6 goals per game and Chicago playing at home, I like the total going over five in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New Jersey 3 – Chicago 4
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