NHL Best Bets: Devils vs. Predators Game PicksTwo teams looking to extend winning streaks will face off tonight, with the New Jersey Devils visiting the Nashville Predators. All Odds Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook New Jersey Devils (-137) vs. Nashville Predators (+114) Total: 6 (O -110, U -110)The Devils and Predators enter this matchup with two-game win streaks, with New Jersey posting an 8-1-1 record over their last ten games, while Nashville is 6-4 over that same sample size. The Devils continue to be one of the best stories, with the fourth-best point total. New Jersey has struggled to find consistency over the last half-decade, but it appears they’re finally headed in the right direction.
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton is also enjoying a great season with 42 points. New Jersey is one of the better even strength teams with a top-three 55. 39 xGF% (expected goals). The Devils also generate a ton of high danger chances per game. Along with their high end even strength game, the Devils’ work on special teams is hard to ignore. The power play is fairly average, scoring 21. 4% of the time, but the penalty kill is fantastic, with an 81. 5% success rate. Vitek Vanecek has taken the starting role and ran with it. The Czechian netminder is playing like a top-10 goalie, posting an +8.
Even with the first matchup tallying seven, it’s hard to see a similar result playing out here, so we should side with the under six at -110. Best Bet: Under six (-110) When you boast one of the top offenses in the NHL, it’s no surprise that multiple players warrant being targeted. One player flying under the radar is Jesper Bratt. He’s tallied 48 points in 47 games for the Devils. Bratt is the type of player that can change a game in one shift and is someone that bettors should pay attention to. With Bratt finding different ways to contribute on a nightly basis, it’s hard to avoid targeting him to score at +225.
0 goals saved above expected (GSAx) and a. 916 SV%. He’s also posted a win in his past eight games. Nashville Predators Captain Roman Josi has been on hot streak, registering points in seven of his past nine games. He shares the scoring lead with Filip Forsberg, who’s always a threat to light the lamp. Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund aren’t far behind them in the scoring race. There aren’t many offensive weapons in Nashville, and it shows in the numbers. The Predators rank 22nd in expected goals with a 49. 53 xGF% and average about 10 high danger chances per game. Along with their lacking even strength game, the Predators have the third-worst power play in the league, scoring at a 16.
The Predators are coming off a very convincing win against the Winnipeg Jets. They’re also playing decent hockey as of late, going 6-4 in their past 10. Here’s a look at our odds, as well as our betting prediction for the New Jersey Devils vs. Nashville Predators. New Jersey Devils Not only have the Devils had a ton of team success, but there have been individual success as well. The Devils have seven players who have netted 10 or more goals, and three who are averaging a point per game (Jack Hughes, Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier).
NHL Odds, Preview, Prediction: Devils vs. PredatorsDevils vs. Predators Odds Devils Odds -137 Predators Odds +114 Over/Under 6 (-112/-108) Time 8 p. m. ET TV BSSO Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NHL Odds here. Don’t look now, but the New Jersey Devils are red hot. The Devils are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games and look to continue their hot stretch in Music City against the Nashville Predators. Nashville is scratching and clawing its way to be recognized as a playoff team.
This will be the second meeting of the season between these clubs, which has seen the Preds pocket a 4-3 victory on the road. The Devils will look to return the favor and are listed as slight road favorites at -137 on the moneyline compared to the Preds’ +114. Looking toward the projected goalie matchup, the Devils are expected to continue riding Vitek Vanecek, while the Preds should do the same with Juuse Saros. The Devils netminder has a 20-5-2 record with a. 916 save percentage, while Saros is 18-13-5 with a. 920 save percentage. The Devils have been playing well and look more like the contender we saw earlier in the season.