NHL Picks 'Over' for Devils vs. Red Wings

Ross Benjamin

Friday, November 7, 2014 3:49 PM GMT

Are you interested in wagering on tonight’s NHL game between the Devils/Red Wings? Join us in reading this NHL betting preview on this matchup which culminates with a free pick on the total.

Devil of a Night in Detroit
The Red Wings will host the Devils at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit with the opening puck drop slated for 7:35 PM ET. According to the NHL odds at BetOnline, the Red Wings are a -152 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.5. Detroit won 2 of their 3-games versus New Jersey last season, and 2 of those 3 went over the total. Detroit is also a superb 10-1 in their last 11 at home versus New Jersey. Both teams enter tonight with identical 6-7 money line records.

 

Living on the Edge
The New Jersey Devils have found themselves in a plethora of close games over the last couple of weeks. They’ve seen 7 of their last 8-games be decided by 1-goal, and that includes each of the last 4. The Devils power play has been very good so far by converting on 22.7% of their man advantage opportunities. However, their penalty killing continues to be absolutely horrible. They’ve allowed opponents to go 18-for-54 on the power play (33.3%) against them this season. New Jersey comes off a 4-3 loss at St. Louis last night, and they’ve seen just 5 of their last 28-games go over the NHL total when playing with no rest.

 

Playing on the High Side
The Detroit Red Wings began the season by failing to go over the total in any of their first 5-games. Since then they’ve surpassed the number in 6 of their last 7-contests. They return home today for the first time since embarking on a 3-game in 4 day road trip in which they went a disappointing 0-3. The good news for the Red Wings is that they’ve won the last 3 at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit has gone a dismal 0-6 in their last 6-games versus an opponent with a losing record on the money line.

 

Final Analysis
With all things being considered, I’m leaning toward this one playing on the high side of the number, and will be suggesting a total on this game as one of your NHL picks for today.

Free NHL Picks: Devils/Red Wings to go over the total of 5.0 at 5Dimes

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