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New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers 12/21/2023:
  • Take the Devils on the moneyline
  • The Devils should also cover at -1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers Preview

Looking to win big? The Oilers and Devils face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Devils are hosting the game at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 7 goals, with the Devils being the favored team playing at home against the Oilers. Check out BetCoco for New Jersey Devils – Edmonton Oilers odds

New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Devils have the leg up at 2-1. The Devils also had the edge vs. the puck line in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 6 goals per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-1.

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, New Jersey has an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Oilers have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 5-5.

New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction

Coming into their game vs. New Jersey, the Oilers are 13-15-1. They are 13-10-1 when favored and 0-5-0 as the underdog. When they have hit the road, they have a 4-9-0 record this season, and they are 9-6-1 at home.

For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 16th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. This year, the Oilers have recorded a 9-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 4-6 record.

Entering the game, goalie Calvin Pickard has started three games this season. His current record stands at 1-2, and his save percentage is 0.27835051546391754%.

The Devils are set to face Edmonton with a 16-13-2 record. Their track record as favorites is 14-10-2, while they maintain 2-3-0 when considered underdogs. For away games this season, they have a 10-5-0 record, while they are 6-8-2 when playing at home.

The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 19th in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have 11-6 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-5.

Entering the game, goalie Akira Schmid has started 12 games this season. His current record stands at 5-7, and his save percentage is 0.5670103092783505%.

Looking at our projections, the Devils are expected to take down the Oilers by a score of 4-2.

New Jersey Devils vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Tips

  • Take the Devils on the moneyline
  • The Devils should also cover at -1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 6 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New Jersey Devils Injury Report

  • Dougie Hamilton – Upper Body – Out
  • Tomás Nosek – Upper Body – Out
  • Nolan Foote – Upper Body – Out
  • Brian Halonen – Lower Body – Out

Edmonton Oilers Injury Report

  • Dylan Holloway – Knee – Out
  • Ryan Fanti – Hip – Out

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