The Dallas Stars are leading 3-0 on their East Coast road trip, knocking out Sabers, Red Wings and Flyers in their last three outings. They wrap up their trip tonight against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.
The Stars need to keep their wings up if they want to return to the top 4 in the Central League. They are still 9 points behind Minnesota Wild in 4th place. Meanwhile, the Devil’s season is over. They will continue to evaluate their young talent as they look ahead to next season. They are currently 15 points behind the playoff position.
Let’s take a look at odds via WynnBET for tonight’s crossover match.
The New Jersey Devils are a better team compared to their record, but a complete lack of scoring ability has cost them dearly this season. They score 3.35 goals per 60 minutes of play, but their expected number of goals per 60 minutes is only 2.83. That matches their group’s savings rate, which comes last in the NHL at 88.86%.
Even so, I will beat them as an underdog tonight. The Stars are at the end of a 4-game run, and many of their numbers are similar to those posted by the Devil. The two teams are 11th and 13th in terms of CORSI% in their last 10 games, and New Jersey top in the NHL during that period in terms of high-risk scoring opportunities in the face, allowing only 8 on average. .22 per game.
I’ll believe the Devils finally get some average scoring from John Gillies, and knock them out like the underdogs at home.
Pick: Demon +110
Iain is 16-12-1 (+3.94 units) with his NHL pick in 2022. You can see that detail here.
https://fansided.com/betsided/posts/stars-vs-devils-prediction-and-odds-dont-underestimate-new-jersey?utm_source=RSS Predictions and Odds Between Stars and Demons (Don’t Belittle New Jersey)