Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Jets versus the Devils? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The Jets are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6 goals.

WINNIPEG JETS VS NEW JERSEY DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Jersey Devils +1.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 21st.

WHY BET THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Devils winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Devils on the moneyline (+100)
  • The Devils are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Winnipeg Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

Heading into today’s game, the Jets sit second in the Western Conference with a record of 44-19-5. Over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3, and they have won their last three games. On the road this season, Winnipeg is 21-10-3 and have won two straight games as the favorite.

Over the course of the year, the Jets have been favored in 47 of their 68 games, and they have gone 35-9-3 in those games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, they have gone 25-15, and they have gone 16-6 against Central Division opponents.

On the season, the Jets have a puck line record of 37-31, including going 18-16 on the road. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 6-4.

So far, Winnipeg has won 32 games by multiple goals and has an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. In their last three games, the Jets have gone 3-0 against the puck line.

For the season, Winnipeg’s games have finished with an average of 5.5 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 5.9. Overall, the Jets have an over/under record of 27-34-7.

Across their last three road contests, Winnipeg has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 18th position in the league. The Jets went 20-10 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 23-9.

Winnipeg’s leading scorer is Tyler Toffoli. So far, he has 30 goals which is 22nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 20 assists so far.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 14th in takeaways and an average of 6.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 20th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.1 goals given up per game.

Goalie Laurent Brossoit comes into the game having made 18 starts this season. So far, his record is 12-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.445%.

Will the Devils Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, the Devils have gone 16-17-2 and have been the underdog in 22 of their 35 home games. In the Eastern Conference, New Jersey is 12th and has gone 19-20 against other Eastern teams. Overall, the Devils are 33-32-4 and have lost seven of their last ten games.

Against the spread this season, the Devils are 27-18-2 when favored and have been the underdog in 22 games. In their last three games, New Jersey is 1-2, and they are 2-3 in their last five games.

When looking at their overall puck line record, the Devils have gone 24-45 this season. So far, 26 of their losses have been by more than one goal. In their 47 games as the underdog, the team’s scoring margin sits at -1.1 goals per contest.

At home, New Jersey has gone just 7-28 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin there is -.3 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the team has gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring New Jersey is 6.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Devils come in with an over/under record of 38-30-1.

Winnipeg has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. This year, the Devils have recorded a 22-16 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-15 record.

The leading scorer for New Jersey’s offense is Nico Hischier. Coming into the game he has 22 goals, ranking 71st in the NHL. Hischier also comes into the game with 30 assists.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 14th in takeaways and an average of 6.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 20th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.1 goals given up per game.

Heading into this matchup vs. Winnipeg, goalie Jake Allen has started 24 games in this season. His current record is 8-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.636%.