Chicago Blackhawks (16-22-9) vs. New Jersey Devils (17-20-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 14, 2019 (Prudential Center)
Line and Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 Over/Under: 6.0
Free ESPN NHL Picks Chicago Blackhawks vs. New Jersey Devils
The Blackhawks and the New Jersey Devil are going to meet tonight in some hockey action at the Prudential Center. The Blackhawks could use a win or two after losing in a number of their past games. However, they made things quite interesting in their game against Nashville that I called for the Predators. It was a close game, and made me nervous to say the least. The Devils are looking to be more consistent after a period where they have split their last eight games. Whoever comes out on top, this should be an interesting game to watch and wager on.
At present the Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game. They are also scoring on just over 17 percent of their power play situations. The Blackhawks are allowing 3.6 goals per game on the defensive side. They have also been a bit sloppy on their goaltending, allowing over 3 goals in their last six games.
The Devils are also averaging about 2.9 goals per game and they are also scoring on just over 17 percent of their power plays. They are allowing 3.3 goals per game and they have a recent trend where they have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 contests.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends
Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Jersey Devils Trends
New Jersey is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 5 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey’s last 5 games at home
ESPN NHL Scores New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks
This is a game tonight that features two evenly-matched teams. If you enjoy the adrenaline of a pure bet where you really don’t know which way it will go, this just might be your game. Interestingly enough, both of these teams have undergone a recent phase where they have a winning record ATS. Jersey is 6-3 ATS and Chicago is 5-0 ATS. Although these teams also appear to be somewhat evenly match both with Chicago on the road (4-1) and New Jersey at home (4-2), Chicago is attempting to overcome some very poor play on the road. Regardless of their recent road record, they have not done well overall on the road this season. Because of that, I have a slight preference for New Jersey. Moreover, this might also be a good game for betting on the spread.