The New Jersey Devils and Arizona Coyotes meet Sunday in NHL action at the Mullett Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 36 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 41 assists and Nico Hischier has 194 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 89 goals on 987 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 46 goals on 461 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 25 goals, Matias Maccell has 26 assists and Barrett Hayton has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Karel Vejmelka has given up 139 goals on 1,423 shots faced, and Connor Ingram has allowed 71 goals on 768 shots.
The Devils are 22-7 in their last 29 road games and 40-19 in their last 59 overall. The Coyotes are 4-9 in their last 13 Sunday games and 26-58 in their last 84 overall. The over is 5-0 in Devils last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Coyotes last 5 overall. The Devils are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona and 11-4 in the last 15 meetings. The underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes have been fade material all season long, and their defensive effort doesn’t hold up against respectable teams. The New Jersey Devils have been road warriors all year long, and their offense should have a field day against this poor Coyotes defense. Give me the Devils and the PL for max betting value.