New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction
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This free NHL pick basically comes down to, will the Devils score 3 or more goals on the Detroit Red Wings? I already know the Red Wings will come out shooting the puck after a loss to the Boston Bruins. As a matter of fact the Red Wings should have won that 5-2 loss (empty net goal) but Justin Abdelkader couldn’t finish a few set-up plays from Gustav Nyquist not once but twice at key moments.
I thought Detroit played well in that game but Boston came away with the victory from early goals that were sloppy goals allowed by Jimmy Howard. Tonight Cory Schneider will be in net for the Devils and it’s most likely Jimmy Howard will also be between the pipes down at the other end of the ice.
So far this season both games have gone over between these two NHL teams and I am looking for that trend to continue. Especially since we are getting the game total at 5 and not 5.5 If it were 5.5 I wouldn’t bother with this game or the over. Worse case scenario we end up with a push but I expect the Devils to play a strong game.
As a matter of fact the Devils held a practice yesterday on a mandated day off from the NHL due to the holidays. But as we already know the Devils do whatever they want. They will not be fined for this, no rules were broken. Or maybe the league realized they suck so bad this season they needed the extra practice.
“That’s kind of the formula we found for the way we’ve got to play,” said Scott Gomez. “There’s no sugarcoating it. We’re happy for the way we played (Monday), but its a whole new day, whole new challenge.”
Now both starting goalies tonight are very good but from what I saw between both teams’ last match-ups, there’s no reason this game shouldn’t be wide open or close with a late goal giving us the push. A 3-2 or 4-3 type game.
New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings OVER 5 (risking $100 to win $115) (odds are +115)
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