Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Minnesota Wild vs. New Jersey Devils

by Dirty on August 6, 2013

The Minnesota Wild and the New Jersey Devils will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Prudential Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Devils listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Wild, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

Marek Zidlicky potted the deciding goal in the shootout, as the Wild downed the Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Minnesota won as -170 home favorites as the teams played under the 5.5-goal total listed by sportsbooks.

The Devils were doubled 4-2 by the Hurricanes last time out, as +105 road underdogs. That game’s six goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Zach Parise and Brian Gionta scored in the loss.

Team records:
Minnesota: 33-29-8
New Jersey: 46-21-3

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Buffalo are 8-2
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-5-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey’s last 13 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Edmonton, Sunday, March 22
New Jersey at Boston, Sunday, March 22

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