New Jersey Devils vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated Dec 03, 2021

It is a battle of struggling teams as the Winnipeg Jets take on the New Jersey Devils Friday night at Canada Life Centre.

New Jersey
27-46-4-5
AT
December 03, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
39-32-7-4
Puckline +1.5 -140
Moneyline +180
Over / Under o +5.5

20%

Betting Action

80%

Puckline -1.5 +116
Moneyline -216
Over / Under u +5.5

20%

Betting Action

80%

The Jets have lost five of six games entering this game, while the Devils have lost four of five games. No team has an edge coming into this one, especially the Devils as they are playing back-to-back games.

The Jets are -198 favourites to win on the NHL Odds with a total of 5.5 goals.

Devils vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds

The Devils and Jets meet for the first of two games this season. Recent history does not favour the Devils as they are 1-7 in their last eight contests against Winnipeg, especially when it comes to playing in Winnipeg. The Jets are 3-1 in the last four meetings in Winnipeg. The Devils took the last meeting in a shootout when these two teams met last in Winnipeg, but that was back in November of 2019.

The Jets need to be careful heading into this game. Winnipeg 0-1 ATS and in games when they have three or more days of rest. The Devils are 2-1 ATS when playing on zero days rest with a record of 1-0-1.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils are one of the early surprises of the season. Their hot start has got them in the mix for a Wild Card spot in the East. However, their recent struggles have them on the outside looking in. A big problem for the Devils has been their starts. In three of the last four games, the Devils have been outscored 8-2 in the first two periods of games. Their best period has been the third, outscoring their opponents 6-4.

And it shows in the numbers as the Devils are 16th in goals per game, 15th in shots per game, and 20th in shooting percentage. Leading the way for the Devils offensively is the line of rookie Dawson Mercer, Jesper Bratt, and Andreas Johnsson. Johnsson and Bratt are tied for the team lead with 18 points.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets offence was off to a great start but now can’t get off the flight deck. Winnipeg has scored two goals or less in six out of the last seven games. The Jets rank 24th in goals per game, 14th in shots per game and 23rd in shooting percentage. That is not a recipe for success. Kyle Connor was on a tear to start the season with 12 goals in his first 15 games. Connor has two goals in his last seven games, but he still leads the team with 14 goals and 24 points.

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